Scott Rosenfield

Author's Bio

Scott Rosenfield (@ScottRosenfield) is a Level 2 USA Cycling Coach and Outside's Online Editor.

National Guard Soldiers Struck by Lightning

Ten soldiers in the New Jersey National Guard were struck by lightning Tuesday as they strategized in a tent on a Fort Drum range near Fargo, New York. Six of the soldiers returned to active duty... Read More

Mutant Butterflies Traced to Fukushima

Butterflies collected from in and around the Fukushima nuclear disaster area suffer from mutations that indicate lasting ecological effects from the radioactive fallout. The butterflies are showing... Read More

Jet Skier Breaches JFK Airport Security

A jet skier managed to breach the security system at John F. Kennedy International Airport after his jet ski broke down, forcing him to swim ashore. Daniel Castillo was out on Jamaica Bay around... Read More

Weekend Reading: The Olympics and Beyond

In this weekly roundup, we scour the Web for our favorite long-form magazine and newspaper articles, collecting them here and on Longreads and Twitter. This installment focuses on the deodorant we...

U.S. Begins Agent Orange Cleanup

For the first time, the United States has started to clean up Agent Orange used to defoliate forests during the Vietnam War. On Thursday, U.S. crews got to work on a 47-acre former military base,... Read More

Dams Linked to Global Warming

Dams are the latest global warming culprits, according to researchers at Washington State University. The reservoirs created by dams are hotbeds for methane gas-producing life. When engineers lower... Read More

WADA Supports USADA in Armstrong Case

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Tuesday that it supports the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of Lance Armstrong and disagrees with the International Cycling Union’s (UCI)... Read More

Diseased Trees Add to Global Warming

Diseased trees may be a significant source of methane gas contributing to climate change, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters. The methane-producing trees are outwardly healthy... Read More

Contador Returns to Racing

Alberto Contador returned to racing Monday at the Enco Tour after the conclusion of his retroactive two-year doping suspension. He and his Saxo Bank-Tinkoff team plan to target the upcoming Vuelta... Read More

UCI Rejects USADA Role In Armstrong Case

On Saturday, cycling’s governing body denied the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency any “authority to act or proceed” on behalf of the UCI or USA Cycling in its investigation into the Lance... Read More

British Triple Jumper Gone Missing

Days ahead of the triple jump, the whereabouts of Great Britain’s gold medal favorite Phillips Idowu remain unknown. Neither his family nor his agent has been able to reach him. Idowu has a... Read More

Weekend Reading: Long Live London

In this weekly roundup, we scour the Web for our favorite long-form magazine and newspaper articles, collecting them here and on Longreads and Twitter. This installment focuses on what we can learn...

Kiwi Runs Brothel to Fund Olympic Bid

A New Zealand taekwondo competitor turned to prostitution after racking up $120,000 in travel, equipment, and training costs to compete in the Beijing Olympics. "I came home after the Olympics, and... Read More

Whale Found Dead in Sydney Pool

High tides and rough seas washed a dead 30-ton humpback whale measuring 33 feet in length into a seaside pool in Sydney on Wednesday, leaving authorities bewildered as to how to dispose of the... Read More