This Week’s Missing Links, June 23


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The best videos, photos, and stories I didn't post this week—until now.


The Case Against the Case Against Lance Armstrong, Outside 

Toenails Are For Sissies, The New York Times

Hans Florine Talks About the New Speed Record on the Nose, Planet Mountain

In Country of Runners, Kenyan Cycling Team Faces Uphill Climb, The New York Times

Pushing the Limits Without Legs, Explorer’s Web

The Longest Trail Running Race, the Oldest Trail Runner, Adventure Journal

A Black Eye at The Top of the World, Outside

Killian Jornet’s Climbing Partner Dies, The Adventure Blog

Legendary Surf: On Photographer Art Brewer, PDN

The Most Dangerous Moments From the Volvo Ocean Race, Pete Thomas Outdoors

Family of Cylclist Sues Strava, Cyclelicious

Why Did Four Cyclists Just Opt Out of the Olympics? Business Insider

More Friction Between the FIS and Ted Ligety, Skinet

Billabong to Sell New Stock to Repay Debt, Bloomberg via Adventure Journal

Health and Fitness

Boxers or Briefs? The New York Times Well

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet? The New York Times Well

Pacing Versus Racing, and the Marathoner’s Brain, Sweat Science

How Stress Levels have Changed in the Past 25 Years, Core Performance

Does Barefoot Running Strengthen Foot Muscles? Sweat Science

New Study Favors Forefoot Strike for Fewer Injuries, Runner's World

 Science and Environment

How Cheetahs Outrun Greyhounds, Science Blog

The Fight to Complete America’s Newest National Park, Outside

On Foxes and Lyme Disease, Scientific American

Largest Conservation Easement
Pledged, via Adventure Journal and MSNBC

What Happens to Oil Rigs
When They’re Done Being Used for Drilling? The New York Times

Sea Shephard Volunteers Their Services to Australia, Sea Shephard

Sardine Run May Be One of the Planet’s Most Alluring Spectacles, Grind TV

Crocodile Kills Tiger, The Telegraph

Design Tech and Gear

Boards and Their Builders, PDN

The 50 Gigapixel Camera, Discovery

How Missile Tracking Cameras are Changing the Way NBA Teams Gather Information, Co.Design

A Superb Guide to the World’s Best Parks, Co.Design


T-Recs Night Sky Timelapse, Vimeo

—Joe Spring