Bill Donahue

Bill Donahue

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How to Save a Ski Resort (No Mega-Pass Involved)

An impact fund wants to transform Saddleback Mountain, and its surrounding community in Rangeley, Maine, into a skier's paradise. The plan might be a moonshot. But it's also the kind of vision the greater ski industry needs.

Bill Donahue
Mar 9, 2020

Nordic Skiing's Addiction to Toxic "Lightning-Fast" Wax

Fluorinated glide wax is being banned from elite competitions, and big brands like Swix say they’re searching for environmentally friendly alternatives. But the seductively speedy—and noxious—compounds are unlikely to loosen their grip on the sport anytime soon.

Bill Donahue
Jan 24, 2020

The Quest to Become the World's Fastest Paraplegic Marathoner

At the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon, Adam Gorlitsky will set out to become the first American paraplegic to walk 26.2 miles—and bust his British rival's 36-hour time in the process. But his real dream is to bring assisted mobility to people with disabilities.

Bill Donahue
Mar 19, 2019

The Proudly Backwoods Fitness Trainer

Kale Poland, founder of Cleetus Fit, takes pride in a brand of fitness where dumpster towing and beer yoga are equally at home. Now he's out to conquer the Deca Ironman—ten Ironmans in a row.

Bill Donahue
Nov 5, 2018

The Monk's Tale

What possesses an American cleric, a man of history and scholarship, to renounce his vows, move to a crumbling stone farmhouse in a small French village, and spend his days digging potatoes and translating Thucydides? Bill Donahue goes in search of his favorite unconventional uncle.

Bill Donahue
Jul 23, 2018

Cycling Toward Recovery

This year’s Dirty Dozen will raise money for Danny Chew, the event’s longtime coordinator and guiding spirit, after a bike accident left him paralyzed

Bill Donahue
Nov 22, 2016

Danny Chew Won't Let Paralysis Keep Him From Riding 1,000,000 Miles

Cyclist Danny Chew was 783,000 miles into his quest to ride one million miles when he was paralyzed in a bike accident. Now he's determined to finish the job on a hand cycle—and his friends at Pittsburgh's Dirty Dozen race are banding together to help him reach his dream.

Bill Donahue
Nov 22, 2016

Learning the old ways from southeast Alaska's native people

Bill Donahue
Apr 21, 2004

The world's best tracker of new primate species shares secrets for finding fuzzy little guys in the woods

Bill Donahue
Jan 2, 2003

Hop on (HUH?), rev up (WHAT?!), and take a trip (I can't HEAR YOU!) deep into the hillbilly heart of West Virginia, where gas-huffin' ATV motorheads churn through the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area—a private preserve devoted to the joys and sorrows of four-wheeling. (ARRRRGHHH!)

Bill Donahue
Apr 1, 2002

End of the Run

Two decades ago in Sarajevo, Bill Johnson won America's first Olympic gold medal in the downhill with an astonishing kamikaze performance. Now, in the wake of a comeback attempt that almost killed him, skiing's crash-course survivor struggles with the consequences of a life lived too fast.

Bill Donahue
Jan 2, 2002

Meet the proud residents of the nation's arsenic capital. Now, will someone please explain to these good people why poison's a bad thing?

Bill Donahue
Feb 1, 2001

Lloyd Pye—writer, paranormalist, possible wighat—reveals the true origins of the starchild

Bill Donahue
May 1, 2000