News from the Field

Verzbicas Wins World Junior Triathlon

Orland Park, Illinois's Lukas Verzbicas won the junior triathlon world championship in Beijing on Sunday, powering to a decisive victory on the race's 5-kilometer final run and cementing himself as... Read More

Americans Win Mountain Running Champs

American runners took surprise individual victories at the world mountain running championships on Sunday in Albania, becoming the second and third U.S. runners ever to win titles in the... Read More

McKinley Raising Price on Climing Permits

Climbing Mount McKinley will get more expensive next year, as the National Park Service increases expedition permits in an effort to better fund search and rescue missions on the mountain. The NPS... Read More

Man Will Spend Two Days Sealed in Box

Iain Stewart, a professor at England's Plymouth University, is preparing to seal himself in an airtight box for 48 hours next week, using only plants for fresh oxygen. Stewart will pack 160 plants... Read More

Mexico City World's Worst Commute

Mexico City, Mexico is the worst place to commute, and Montreal, Canada, the best, according to a new survey published yesterday by International Business Machines, or IBM. The survey asked 8,042... Read More