David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. His work has won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting and has been selected for the prestigious “Best American Sports Writing.” He has written for magazines such as Surfer and Men’s Fitness, and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Conquest” and “Yesterday & Today.”
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