Madison Kahn

Drink Your Way Through the Tour de France

For this year’s race, course designer Jean-François Pescheux mapped out one of the more unique routes in tour history, including a trip to the island of Corsica and a night finish under...

Barkley Marathons trail running

60 Hours of Hell: The Story of the Barkley Marathons

Inspired by a notorious assassin’s escape from prison, the Barkley Marathons just might be the toughest race on the planet, a 100-mile-long, unsupported slog through the Tennessee backcountry that...

Boston's Fitness Flash Mob

Using Twitter and a lot of hugs, a renegade tribe from Boston attempts to reimagine fitness as a social event

Free Medicine

How research supports the therapeutic benefits of playing outside.

Cascades backcountry skiing trips

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

We’ve all got that buddy—the one who executes an epic ski or raft mission every year. Reader Keith Pearen is one of those guys. For the past 10 years, the 32-year-old Boulder, Colorado, aerospace...

Bull shark.

Shark Week: A Brief History

This month marks 25 years of amazing footage, corny hosts, and fake blood for the Discovery Channel’s most-watched series.

Water Tested

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon takes on some of the boldest open-water crossings of all time.

Woman running

Record Keepers

The latest gadgets collect reams of training data. Here are the metrics that matter.

Mike Dawson

Teva Games Q&A: Kayaker Mike Dawson

Catching up with the Kiwi kayaker between races about his upcoming debut at the London Olympics; his girlfriend, Martina Wegman; and how he tries to close the gap between slalom kayakers and creek...

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