The International Association of Athletics Federation is investigating 17 athletes after its biological passport program turned up evidence of possible doping. Thomas Capdevielle, the organization's medical and anti-doping results manager, said that 19 athletes had already been sanctioned under the program. The biological passport program, which creates a blood profile of athletes to monitor them for unusual spikes in chemistry that could arise from doping, is also in use by tennis and cycling... Read More
Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney finished dead last in the penultimate stage of the Tirenno-Adriatico race on Monday. He finished in 109th place to be exact, but that isn't the whole story.
The race organizer admitted later that the stage was too difficult with a 27 percent climb so steep that some riders got off their bikes and pushed them uphill.
Phinney's bike chain broke, but he chased his way up to rejoin the main group of cyclists. With about 80 miles left, Phinney was in a group of ride... Read More
Everyone just relax, OK? As it turns out, the report about a cadre of weaponized Ukrainian military dolphins escaping their human captors is a hoax. People really started to lose it on Tuesday after dolphin scientist and blogger Justin Gregg posted a story about dolphins with special knives and pistols affixed to their heads that had escaped the bonds of captivity and were freely roaming European waters in search of a fight.
As it turns out, the story originated with a fake Onion-style report... Read More
Lindsey Vonn won her sixth straight World Cup downhill title earlier today. But—How? you ask. Vonn suffered a season-ending knee injury five weeks ago and hasn’t raced since. Heading into the final downhill race of the World Cup season in Switzerland, Vonn was just one point ahead of Slovenian Tina Maze in the standings, which meant that Maze only needed to finish in the top 14 to clinch the title.
Except that the race was canceled due to fog, so Maze gets no points and Vonn wins.... Read More
In early 2012, a former corporate lawyer named Daniel Alvarez pitched Outside a back-of-the-napkin plan to kayak 4,000 miles from Minnesota to Florida that was so awesomely deranged, the magazine announced it would pay his way. On March 9, he completed his eight-month journey. Daniel Alvarez paddled his 17-foot yellow sea kayak onto a Key West beach crowded with revelers and celebrated his arrival with a breakfast of Key Lime Pie.
With a $10,000 grant from Outside, Alvarez put in on the sho... Read More