Some Reassembly Required
Five days before the 2010 Olympic snowboarding trials, Kevin Pearce slammed his head on a rock-hard wall of halfpipe, suffering severe brain trauma that flipped the script of his life. A return to competition is out of the question--he's had to relearn how to walk and talk--but that's not enough to keep him off the mountain.
7 Questions with Conrad Anker
Whitewater kayaker Hendrik Coetzee had decided to call it a career after a decade of first descents on the wildest rivers in Africa. The river’s most feared predator had a different ending in store.
Exposure Special: Surfers
Outside Magazine offers free photo galleries. See the best in outdoor photography, featuring top pictures of the world's best surfers.
It Keeps You Running
Earned Run Average
Greg Hill is 1.65 million feet into his goal of skiing two million backcountry feet in 2010. Will he make it?
A 58-year-old Aspen socialite is forcing the world to grapple with just what it means to swim across the ocean.
Landon Donovan Isn’t Finished
Soccer's hardest-working man has spent a lifetime developing the endurance, speed, and smarts needed to close the deal when it counts.
Pomp and Ambivalence
For The Record
Insomniac, Maniac, Miracle
If there's a limit to what the human body can endure, the late Jure Robic was the one drawing the line.
Brash phenom Jordy Smith is revolutionizing surfing with a new breed of above-the-wave tricks. He'll be the next great championif he can just grow up.
Last spring, Christy Mahon became the first woman to ski all 54 Colorado fourteeners. And she didn't brag about it.
Beware the Black Hole
Are your workouts working against you? Why one addictive kind of training might be sabotaging your game.