Final Project Longform Story: Top 10 Unlikely Sports Champions

Updated 05.02.2016

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On the afternoon of Monday, May 2, I turned my attention to Stamford Bridge in West London to watch Chelsea host Tottenham. Why you ask? A Tottenham loss or draw meant that Leicester City would win the Barclays Premier League title.

The final score…2-2. Leicester had been crowned champions. 5000-1 odds of winning to start the year, champions in the end.

It was truly one of the most unbelievable things I’ve witnessed. It even trumped the chill-inducing victory from Manchester City in 2012 to win the same title, only in the final moments of the season.

Even today, I still have trouble wrapping my head around the idea that Leicester went from worst to first in a year. So, naturally I do what every aspiring journalist chooses to do and looked up comparisons around all sports. After narrowing down my list, I decided on the top 10 unlikely sports champions.

You can view the story above and the video below.

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