What do this freeskier, surfer, triathlete, climber, and snowboarder have in common? They're all women, and they can all kick your ass.
By Ryan Krogh
Lance Armstrong has always seemed to drop doping allegations like a peloton full of chumps. But then Jeff Novitzky got on his tail. Meet the federal investigator with a track record of high-profile convictions and a reputation for attacking as ruthlessly as the Texan himself.
By Brian Alexander
On January 12, the earthquake in Haiti dropped a five-story hotel on top of Aaron Gulley's father, a minister and aid worker. He walked out three days later—minus a few pounds but not his faith—and, after a brief homecoming, headed straight back to the troubled island. So his son followed him.
Talk about going to the dogs. When Steven Kotler and his wife started a pooch-rescue operation, he had no idea what he was getting himself into—or how much a bunch of rough-and-tumble canines could change his life. An excerpt from the new book A Small, Furry Prayer.
First Look: American Ryan Hall has been expected to win a major U.S. marathon for years. So what's stopping him?
News from the Field: Tornado chaser Reed Timmer explains what it's like to be inside a twister; how to beat up Bigfoot; a summer of broken records. (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
The Wild File: Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and scary storms abound, but it's probably not the end of the world.
Special Report: A new law in Fiji opens the country's waves to the masses, for the first time—but is that a good thing?
Books: Susan Casey explores monster waves and the daring (possibly crazed) surfers who seek them out; a natural history of eels—that you'll want to read.
Get Lost: From Fiji to Colombia (yes, Colombia), we dug up 21 island escapes where you can find empty surf and sand without breaking the bank.
Fall Footwear: Comfortable kicks for wise world travelers.
Design & Tech: Our drool-inducing roundup of the coolest and most innovative new gear on the planet.
In the Lead: Smart new tools to make the most of your recovery time.
Moves: Get your knees in mountain-ready shape with four fast exercises.
Fuel: Endurance athlete Mike Kloser's secret weapon? Waffles.
THE BIG IDEA
Someday soon, America will finally revise its ineffective policy toward Cuba, opening the door to a flood of rum-addled U.S. tourists. Think we'll spoil the place? Nonsense. We'll actually rescue it from the Euros.
By Patrick Symmes
After one too many soul-numbing commutes through New York City's hamster tubes, Bryan Curtis goes in search of a more adventurous mode: from Brooklyn to Manhattan by jet ski.
In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico's catastrophic oil leak, conservation groups and environmentalists have been rushing to ... work with BP? Actually, yes. Here's why many leading greens say that partnering with Big Oil is our only hope.
By Abe Streep
THE LAB RAT
Get pumped! Why bulking up at the gym isn't just for beach-bound meatheads anymore.
By Nick Heil
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