Elizabeth Weil

Mikaela Shiffrin Does Not Have Time for a Beer

Winning isn't a given for alpine sensation Mikaela Shiffrin. It's the effort that goes into the win—the squats, the drills, the small decisions, every single one made in service of her goals. Because...

The Woman Who Took On Nike with Running Shorts

Sally Bergesen created Oiselle to give female runners great-fitting shorts and sports bras with a dose of style. Now the swift little brand is on a mission to empower athletes by taking on Nike and...

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The American Stars of Ski Jumping

Sure, the women of the U.S. ski-jumping team want to medal in Sochi. But they’ve already scored the biggest victory: getting their sport into the Olympics in the first place.

Reversal of Fortune

Maybe you've never heard of Lucky Chance—born Toby Benham—but the Australian climber, circus act, and all-around stunt monkey was testing the limits of BASE jumping in 2011 when he survived a...

Alexander on his way to breaking the ironman world record; above, more race-day preparation.

Heavy Mettle

These days, each of the 27 worldwide Ironman events sells out in minutes. Ironman Asia-Pacific sold out in five. The inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship (in New York City and New Jersey) sold out in...

Climber Girls

Babes on Belay

Four young climbers hit the road in search of big rock, girl power, and a heavenly interlude of physical bliss

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.

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