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Madison Kahn

Madison Kahn


60 Hours of Hell: The Story of the Barkley Marathons

Inspired by an infamous assassin's escape from prison, 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. Madison Kahn spoke to three of the event's regulars to get the story behind the Barkley.

Madison Kahn
May 8, 2013

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

Check out at least one of these four

Madison Kahn
Jan 25, 2013

How research supports the therapeutic benefits of playing outside

Madison Kahn
Nov 28, 2012

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 engineer has been organizing trips for groups of up to 20 friends. Here’s the formula he applies.

Madison Kahn
Oct 2, 2012

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

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

From sharks and cougars to avalanches and frozen waters, four survivors share their 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

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

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 boaters

Madison Kahn
Jun 8, 2012

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 greatest whiffs.

Madison Kahn
Jun 4, 2012

Ignore what you've been told: Summer is the time to try something new

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