's 10 most popular stories from the week ending March 13

Friday March 13th, 2015

Here is a roundup of's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.

Lift like a girl

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A tiny but powerful dynamo of a girl—a size zero with trapezius muscles to rival a Cirque du Soleil acrobat—Savannah Braud defies expectations of what a typical weightlifter looks like. But she’s a fitting ambassador for a sport that defies expectations. By Ali Fenwick.

Roach's pain

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Twenty-nine years ago, Larry Bird was in his seventh season and fully immersed in his prime. When Celtics teammate Kevin McHale went down with an injury during the 1985-86 season, Bird took his game to even greater heights, accumulating incomprehensible numbers and devastating opponents with a brand of basketball the game had not previously seen. Sound familiarBy Jack McCallum. 

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