This Week’s Missing Links, July 28


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A sprint and a leap into unknown, The New York Times

 One of the most dangerous roads to the Olympics, The Christian Science Monitor

 Meet Olympic open water swimmer Alex Meyer, ESPN

Photos from the Olympic trials, The New Yorker Photo Booth

On Kenyan runners, Dan Rather Reports

Interview with an Olympic marathon coach, Runner’s World

How do Olympians warm up? Runner’s World

Mickey Rourke says he beat Usain Bolt in a footrace, Yahoo

At least 107 athletes that could have qualified for Olympics drew doping bans, The New York Times

Inside the most intense drug testing in Olympics history, Wired Playbook

It takes a lot to rattle her, The Daily Beast


The American woman who shattered space ceiling, The New York Times

Drill, baby, drill, Outside

Waves for Water in Nicaragua, Transworld Surf

Mount Rainier, by the numbers, Alan Arnette

The Gift, The Adventure Blog

Man bikes to London from Beijing, BBC

BASE jumping Iceland, YouTube


A searing narrative of rabies, The New York Times

The fish of a lifetime, BBC

Diversion created new land in the Mississippi River Basin, New Scientist

Juvenile gorillas in Africa disarming snare traps, Grind TV

Paul Watson on the run, Tico Times

Hunters diving into the fray to protect land and water, Adventure Journal


Three 10-minute workouts a day or one 30-minute workout? The New York Times Well

WADA working to identify doping drugs coming down the pharmaceutical pipeline, Cycling News

May I have that gallon of ice cream? May I have an ice cream cone? Or, how persuasion works. NPR Shots

Strength training as a family affair, The New York Times Well

Did football kill Austen Trenum? The Washingtonian

The unproven claims of fitness products, The New York Times Well


LAX, HNL, and JFK most likely airports to facilitate the spread of a pandemic, Scientific American

How to sleep in your car in (relative) comfort, Gadling

—Joe Spring