The next generation makes history

Updated: March 3, 2009, 2:54 PM ET
By Kristin Huckshorn | Special to ESPN.com

A 13-year-old girl paddles her surfboard off the North Shore of Kauai in Hawaii and dangles her left arm in the clear water, awaiting the perfect wave. A 15-foot tiger shark glides up and bites her arm right off. She's bleeding from the shoulder, a quarter mile from shore, an hour from a hospital.

History, you'd think.

Bethany Hamilton is indeed history, one believe-it-or-not chapter in the new history of women's sports being etched today by a generation of ...

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