News from the Field

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K2 Summit Bids Aborted

Bad weather on K2 forced climbers to abandon summit attempts this weekend after a rare window of clear skies closed suddenly, raising the possibility that the world's second-highest peak will... Read More

Nyad Ends Attempt at Record Swim

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad on Tuesday ended her attempt to become the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Nyad, 61, stopped after 29 hours in the... Read More

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Kayaker Dies in High Sierras

Professional kayaker Allen Satcher died Sunday morning in an accident in California's Cherry Bomb Gorge. A Portland, Oregon resident and a member of team NRS, Satcher, 28, was running a waterfall... Read More

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Kelly Slater wins US Open Surf Title

Kelly Slater won the U.S. Open of Surfing on Sunday, steamrolling Australia's Yadin Nicol in the final and taking his first title at the iconic Huntington Beach event since winning in 1996.... Read More

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Two Die in New York City Triathlon

Two swimmers have died after suffering heart attacks during the swim portion of Sunday's New York City Triathlon, raising questions about whether mass-participation triathlons are safe. In separate... Read More