News from the Field

New Speed Record on Appalachian Trail

A 27-year-old woman set a new all-time speed record on the Appalachian Trail on Sunday, covering 2,180 miles in 46 days 11 hours and 20 minutes. Jennifer Pharr Davis, from North Carolina, beat... Read More

UCI Grants Beijing Race Tour Status

On Tuesday the International Cycling Union granted a WorldTour license to the Tour of Beijing, paving the way for the October event to become the first-ever UCI tour race held in Asia. The Tour of... Read More

Hikers Murdered in Argentina

Argentine authorities are investigating the deaths of two French tourists found murdered in a popular hiking area in the arid northwestern province of Salta. Hikers spotted the bodies of Cassandre... Read More

Good News For Gulf Dead Zone

Scientists studying the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone—an area of the ocean without sufficient oxygen to sustain marine life—have made a surprising discovery: This summer, the zone is much... Read More

White Takes X-Games Gold

Shaun White, the Olympic gold-medal wining snowboarder, claimed the Summer X-Games Skateboard Vert Saturday with a nearly flawless final run. White landed a 720 and recorded a score of 93 on his... Read More