Madison Kahn

Madison Kahn


60 Hours of Hell: The Story of the Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons just might be the toughest race on the planet: a 100-mile-long, unsupported slog through the Tennessee backcountry that only 14 people have ever finished. This is its oral...

Madison Kahn
May 8, 2013

Boston's Fitness Flash Mob

Using Twitter and a lot of hugs, a renegade tribe from Boston attempts to reimagine fitness as a social event

Madison Kahn
May 6, 2013

Free Medicine

How research supports the therapeutic benefits of playing outside.

Madison Kahn
Nov 28, 2012

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

We’ve all got that buddy—the one who executes an epic ski or raft mission every year. Reader Keith Pearen is one of those guys. For the past 10 years, the 32-year-old Boulder, Colorado, aerospace...

Madison Kahn
Oct 2, 2012

Shark Week: A Brief History

This month marks 25 years of amazing footage, corny hosts, and fake blood for the Discovery Channel’s most-watched series.

Madison Kahn
Aug 16, 2012

Water Tested

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon takes on some of the boldest open-water crossings of all time.

Madison Kahn
Aug 10, 2012

Record Keepers

The latest gadgets collect reams of training data. Here are the metrics that matter.

Madison Kahn
Jul 26, 2012

Survival Case Studies

How did they survive? From sharks and cougars to avalanches and frozen waters, four survivors' stories in their own words, plus expert commentary.

Scott Yorko, Kyle Dickman, Sam Moulton, and Madison Kahn
Jul 12, 2012

The 3 Best Running Monitors

A running monitor that turns any workout into a game and collects information on your every move

Madison Kahn
Jul 5, 2012

Dogs Are the Ultimate Outdoor Companions

All you need to know about going wild with man's best friend, including training tips, canine gear, and wilderness etiquette.

Josh Dean, Ryan Krogh, Madison Kahn, and Ali Carr Troxell
Jun 21, 2012

Teva Games Q&A: Kayaker Mike Dawson

Catching up with the Kiwi kayaker between races about his upcoming debut at the London Olympics; his girlfriend, Martina Wegman; and how he tries to close the gap between slalom kayakers and creek...

Madison Kahn
Jun 8, 2012

Teva Games Q&A: All-Mountain Man Josiah Middaugh

For the past 12 years, Middaugh, a seven-time X-Terra National tri champ with seven more events on his schedule for this summer, hasn't gone more than a month without competing

Madison Kahn
Jun 8, 2012

Better Luck Next Time

Ric Gillespie has spent the past three decades looking for what he calls an “any-idiot artifact”: a bombproof discovery that will persuade the world he’s found Earhart’s crash site. Here are TIGHAR’s...

Madison Kahn
Jun 4, 2012

Breaking the Rules of Summer

Break the rules of summer vacation! A guide to beach lounging, beer, surfing, and food that will make your summer unforgettable.

Ryan Krogh, Michael Roberts, Scott Yorko, and Madison Kahn
May 16, 2012