Dimity McDowell

The Believers

The future doesn't just happen. The next frontiers of adventure, fitness, gear, and sport are crafted by bold visionaries with world-changing dreams—and the minds and muscles to make them real...

Faris Al S-Sultan

The Iron Sheik

Faris Al-Sultan's crusade to become triathlon's first Muslim world champion

Aces Wild

They've paid their dues, mastered their game, and pushed the limits. And this year, they've been blowing our minds. Meet the new icons of cool.

2004 Buyer's Guide: The Essential Trail Runner

Pick Up the Pace

Set a new personal best with gear and garb that can take a pounding

nutrition, nutrional recipes

Fast Food

We're not talking fries and fat, with fresh nowhere in sight. We're talking about smart nutrition to help you charge up, trim down, and get the most out of mealtime. We picked the brains of top...

Recipes for Success

Though we admire the ease of energy-replenishing snacks like Gu and PowerBars, man can't live on them alone. So we asked top athletes, from marathoners to pole-vaulters, to cough up their best...

Glove Affair

Put your hands together for the newest crop of toasty, weatherproof winter gloves

Domestic Abyss

Why jet to exotic reefs when home waters boast spectacularly diverse diving?

Get Your Game On

Pass the summer splash test with these rowdy water fitness contests

Train Short, Go Long

Grueling workouts are the only way to get ready for long-distance endurance, right? Wrong.

Wheel Appeal

Upgrade your ride with these stocking stuffers

Let the Games Begin

The just-in-time, let's-party, fear-no-evil Winter Olympics get ready to rip in the country that needs 'em now more than ever