Stephen Wayne Kasica

Stephen Wayne Kasica

Stephen Wanye Kasica (@ByStevesy) is an online editorial assistant at Outside. Previously, he was a freelance writer and new media designer contributing to the New York Times, Boulder Weekly, and 5280 magazine.


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The Top 10 Towns for High-Altitude Running

Want to breathe with unconstrained lungs, cruise over hills as if they were pesky speed bumps, and shave down your PR? Then you'll need to spend some time huffing and puffing in thin mountain air.

4.8 Earthquake Hits Yellowstone

No human knew about the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the northern part of Yellowstone National Park on Sunday until it happened at 6:34 a.m., but some on Twitter and YouTube say that a group...

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World's Biggest Tree Hug

Validating every stereotype you've learned from Portlandia, Guinness World Records confirmed Tuesday that the Oregon city officially holds the world record for the largest tree hug.

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Active Moms Equal Active Kids

Mothers might not feel like they have any extra seconds in the day to exercise, but a new study finds that being a more active mom will make their young children more active too.

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Killing for Conservation

A Danish zoo that made international headlines last month when it killed a healthy giraffe is once again in the news after it killed four lions to make way for a new male.

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Putin Launches Fitness For Russians

President Vladimir Putin launched a program to improve the physical fitness of Russians on Monday, using funds from the Winter Olympics to revive a Soviet-era plan.

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Shark-Feeding Video Leads to Charges

Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have filed charges against four men linked to the illegal feeding of sharks and fish within state waters.

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Bungee Jumping into the Record Books

Colin Phillips, a fitness coach and former professional rugby player from the UK, set a Guinness World Record for the most bungee jumps in 24 hours.

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To Kill a Black Bird

Although protected by federal law, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently granted Idaho a permit to kill 4,000 ravens in four areas of the state over the next two years to bolster the sage-...

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Is it OK if I Pee in the Pool?

Ryan Lochte said he "always" pees in the pool, and Michael Phelps said "Chlorine kills it so it's not bad." So restrooms in swimming pools are redundant, right?


London Ultrarunner Will Carry Fridge

Charity runner Tony "The Fridge" aims to run the London Marathon four times wearing a 90-pound refrigerator on his back before he hangs up the household appliance for good.

Runners Still Injured in Cushy Shoes

Whether you run in soft, cushy shoes like pillows tied to your feet or shoes with a harder, stiffer midsole, you're still at the same risk of injury, according to a new study published in the British...

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Warren Buffett's Son Aids Anti-Poaching

While Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to whoever can correctly forecast all of the games during the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, his son, Howard Buffett, is endeavoring to curb...

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Rare Albino Redwood to Be Cut Down

Northern California arborists are fighting to keep a rare albino redwood, one of just 10 trees of its kind known to exist, from being chopped down to make way for a new commuter rail system,...