News from the Field

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Storms Shut Out Himalaya Climbers

A new bout of winter weather could spell the end of the fall season for climbers in the Himalayas. Teams on Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu all canceled or postponed their summit bids over the... Read More

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Jake Burton Diagnosed with Cancer

Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, announced late on Friday that he has testicular cancer. Burton, 57, will undergo chemotherapy for three months, and hasn’t ruled out... Read More

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Armstrong Fifth in Return to Triathlon

Lance Armstrong entered a triathlon for the first time in 23 years on Saturday and finished fifth, losing ground to eventual winner Nicolas Lebrun on the bike leg at XTERRA USA Championship in... Read More

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Cavendish Takes UCI Road Race Title

Mark Cavendish and Giorgia Bronzini won road race titles at the UCI World Championships this weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. Italy's Bronzini, the 2010 UCI road race winner, drafted off riders from... Read More

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Makau Smashes Marathon World Record

Patrick Makau ran 2:03:38 at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, breaking the world marathon record and bringing the mark back to Kenya after six years under Ethiopian control. Makau, known until... Read More