Indian relay racing is sometimes called America’s first extreme sport. For years, the Brew Crew—a team from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—were a dominant force. Then tragedy struck. This is the story of the Lakota’s spiritual relationship with the horse, and a quest to regain glory on the track.
One thousand cyclists from across the country compete in the 200-mile gravel bike race known as the Dirty Kanza.
The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.
Two-person teams trade in their cell phones for traditional navigation tools and attempt to travel over 1,200 miles through the desert.
I spoke with six of my co-competitors about their morning rituals, their love of coffee, and what motivates them to ride thousands and thousands of self-supported miles
Uberman, a SoCal ultra-triathlon with a 21-mile swim, a 400-mile bike ride, and a 135-mile run, might be the most demanding challenge of its kind. But in the eyes of its founder, the physical goal is secondary to the mental one.
Every July Fourth, hundreds of racers descend on Seward, Alaska, for one of the most difficult short-distance races on the planet—3,000 feet up, and then straight back down Mount Marathon
We switched up our dogsledding training plan and rode our way to dead last on a husky-powered bus. I loved every minute.
The days may be getting longer, but weekends are few, and there are many adventures to cram in. So follow the lead of ambitious mountain towners across the West and put it all together into a multisport sufferfest.
This year’s Dirty Dozen will raise money for Danny Chew, the event’s longtime coordinator and guiding spirit, after a bike accident left him paralyzed
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