In September, TYLER BRADT, 21, set a kayaking world record by flinging himself off Canada's 107-foot Alexandra Falls. Ed Lucero made the same run in 2003 but popped out of his boat on landing. Bradt stayed in, giving him the undisputed record and, we're guessing, a sore back.
 OMG, I summited! With a May ascent of Mount Everest, at age 18, American SAMANTHA LARSON became the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits.
 The metrosexual backlash continued in 2007 with the rise of the GREEN-NECK—he of progressive politics and solar power whose fishing tackle, hunting rifles, bags of compost, and commuter bike all share garage space with his hybrid truck.
[05–06] The iPHONE and the PRICE CUT.
[07–10] As if ROGER FEDERER's near perfection, his rivalry with RAFAEL NADAL, and the surging SERBIANS weren't enough to make us love tennis this season, former world No. 1 MARAT SAFIN, of Russia, ended the year by climbing Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain.
[11–13] After the 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? renewed our interest in battery power, the 2007 TESLA ROADSTER (teslamotors.com) made us drool, and the CHEVY VOLT concept car (chevrolet.com/electriccar) and VECTRIX electric scooter (vectrix.com) gave us real hope.
 STILL GOING! Long-distance swimmer MARTIN STREL braved piranhas and tropical disease to add 3,375 miles of the Amazon to his swims down the Mississippi, Danube, and Yangtze rivers.
 Last summer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student MATT ISHLER, 21, rode his skateboard down approximately 1,200 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway, from Canada to Mexico, for our favorite cause: the hell of it. Fully self-supported, he spent 33 days on the board, then took a train home to get ready for his senior year.