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The IAAF Needs to Fight Against Doping

After years of being the bad guy, athletics’ international governing body is in a unique position to defend what’s right.

Martin Fritz Huber
Sep 26, 2018

Mountain Biking Kamchatka

Dissatisfied with the plateau in his riding, mountain biker Patrick 'Bengel' Rasche looks toward Kamchatka, Russia's looming volcanoes for inspiration.

Mar 15, 2018

I Own Eight Guns and Still Hate the NRA

I’m also an avid sportsman and one of my firearms is an AR-15. So you might be surprised that I've never joined the NRA—nor ever will.

Wes Siler
Mar 1, 2018

Red Dawn in Lapland

On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge

Jan 22, 2018

Red Dawn in Lapland

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

David Wolman
Dec 11, 2017

Extreme Digital Detox, Siberia Edition

Last winter, the author ventured to the tundra with an extreme tour company promising the ultimate digital renewal—ten days living with nomadic reindeer herders in one of the planet’s last remaining off-the-grid dark spots. Is it really possible to totally unplug?

Aaron Gulley
Dec 7, 2017