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X Games gold medalist rides Breckenridge

On January 14 as the sun was falling in Yosemite National Park, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed what is arguably the most difficult ascent in the history of rock climbing. The duo remained on the wall for 19 days, climbing 3,000 vertical feet along widely spaced, razor-thin granite holds. Their prize: the first free ascent of El Capitan's Dawn Wall. With cell service throughout their climb and a team of photographers including Corey Rich and a crew from Big Up Productions tagging along, the pair generated a media buzz rarely seen in the climbing world. With athletes this determined, images this good, and a backdrop of one of America's favorite locations, the ingredients add up: History on the Dawn Wall.

New rules roll back age-old travel prohibition

What to do when it's dark and frigid outside? We have some ideas. For starters, try building a backyard sauna, mixing up a powerful cocktail, joining a mountain race, mixing up a powerful cocktail, joining a mountain race, creating the perfect cabin fire, learning to dogsled, swinging a war hammer, kicking back with a classic adventure book, or escaping to a tropical island. Just hurry up—spring will be here before you know it.

20 skiers will compete in Revelstoke

Jeopardizes athletes' plans to compete in 2016 Olympics

South African cycling team makes history

Emails show FBI informant encouraged a conspiracy

Tech giant awarded rights to action cam

Pair summits Yosemite’s El Capitan in 18 days

Bodies recovered by a Pemberton Search and Rescue helicopter

Best U.S. finish ever in the Italian cross-country race

Jurors who banned Oracle Team USA member under fire

Sweeping changes come after a slew of failed tests

UK cycling stats among the most surprising

Canadian takes the elite mixed climbing competition

Austin Parks and Rec wants to keep the course safe

Becomes first person to reach the top alone in January

Beantown touted as compact, low-cost host city

Foil bike thieves while recording your commuting data.

Interviews top athletes, business leaders

Utah officials to develop guidelines over next two years

Gear company makes big bid in growing market

Will highlight UK's up-and-comers

Gives riders recourse against hostile motorists

Marathon world record holders will meet for first time

Keflezighi, Flanagan, Linden will face world’s best

Make those nebulous resolutions last by turning them into habits. The key? The right reward.

A New Jerseyan builds your dream home, only smaller

Allegedly attacked two girls over two weeks

Critics claim ski resort and authorities stayed quiet

"Lindsey Vonn: The Climb" tracks ski star's comeback

Olympic gold medalist ramping up for World Championships

Region was under alert for dangerous conditions

On Germany's highest mountain, 500 feet above ground

Risked their lives to rescue the creature

Body-weight training most popular; Zumba, not so much

Denies influence of negative publicity on decision

From that time Lance Armstrong showed us how to fix a flat tire to an investigation into USA Swimming’s sex abuse scandal, we look back at the stories that defined the year.

UCI teams will sign winners to contracts

Nationwide event launches January 1

Toyota Tacoma set world record to South Pole in 2011

Forced down the mountain during severe storm

Tips, gear, and goals to make the cold less torturous

Star American marathoner chooses site of 2016 Olympic Team Trials over Boston

Forget the forecast. This gear will keep you moving through the toughest season.

First Brazilian ever to win the crown

Highlights safety features and cycling infrastructure

Imperiled delta shows signs of greening

Proposal to turn shuttered stadium into bike trails and public gardens

Skier is one victory shy of tying victories record

Top Kenyan marathoner confirmed for EPO use

Moroccan resident caught with EPO in February

Emerges unharmed with help from companion

Brazil's Gabriel Medina draws closer to winning his first crown

Wind forces runner to abandon FKT bid

Fended off dehydration by drinking rainwater

"Women for Tri" will attempt to boost participation numbers

Punished for role in sprinter Tyson Gay's PED use

Hops his way across 400 miles and 3 countries

Rafter who dumped food scraps gets a crowdfunded boost

Dutch woman rides from Holland to Antarctica

Ski patroller died during unpermitted session