Layton Kor, the legendary climber who established some of America's hardest and most frightening routes during the 1950s and 60s, died on Sunday night. Kor, 74, had been fighting kidney failure and prostate cancer.
Born in Canby, Minnesota, Kor began his climbing career in Colorado's Eldorado Canyon, where he established bold free and aid climbs like The Naked Edge and T2. Beginning in the 1960s, he took his act to the deserts of southern Utah, where he made the first ascents of cutting-edge ... Read More
Eric "The Red Baron" Barone set a world speed record on a serial production mountain bike this month, blazing down the slopes of a French ski resort at 135 mph.
Barone, 52, topped the previous world record of 130 mph, but he fell 3 mph short of the world record for speed on a mountain bike prototype set in 2000.
While attempting to break the world record for speed on gravel in 2002, he hit 107 mph at the Cerro Negro Volcano in Nicaragua before his front fork collapsed. He suffered only ... Read More
Two Spanish scientists are having something of a Holmesian moment. Javier Ruiz and Angélica Torices of Madrid's Complutense University have created an equation that determines an individual's walking or running speed based solely on their footprints.
The scientists collected data on speed and stride length from professional athletes as well as 14 paleontology students who were asked to run along a beach. Their resulting calculations showed surprising accuracy, with a margin of error r... Read More
Heed these words, Men. Drop everything you are doing and take off your pants. According to a Dutch researcher, the modern male “scrotal environment” is killing your sperm. The solution? Kilts.
The tyrannical confinement of pants and underwear holds the testicles close to the body, which sits at an average 98.6 degrees. According to Erwin Kompanje, a senior researcher in the department of intensive care at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, “adequate spermatogenesis requires a ... Read More
Six days after the bombings in Boston, Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede overpowered Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the final mile to win the London Marathon, a race with no security scares, roughly 35,000 competitors, and more than half a million spectators.
Kebede won the men's race with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, and 4 seconds. Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 15 seconds. After winning the women's wheelchair title in Boston, American Tatyana McFadden celebr... Read More