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When one of bikepacking’s best athletes set a fastest known time on a legendary route, ultradistance cycling’s corner of the internet exploded in controversy around the meaning of the term “self-supported”

Jakob Ingebrigtsen may be a 21-year-old wunderkind, but he’s already learned an important truth about the fleeting satisfaction of success

The star runner’s decision to be less public on the app illustrates how pro athletes have to find a tricky balance between privacy and exposure

This retired professional ultrarunner has found (almost) every waterfall along this wild stretch of central California coast. And, no, he won’t tell you where the best ones are.

Endurance athlete Jack Kuenzle climbed and skied the volcano in just over an hour and a half

Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.

Scientists studying mice found that their competitive efforts depended on their social ranking rather than their strength or speed

To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it

For some pro runners, having the freedom to choose their footwear is worth more than a contract

The elite athlete opens up about the pressures to be light and fast—and her journey toward a healthier relationship with her body and performance

The Bowerman Track Club failed its own athletes by not being transparent about its relationship with the suspended star 

Despite years of research, the athletic potential of Montmorency cherries isn’t as sweet as it sounds

For the German climber and his family, life has changed dramatically over the past five weeks

Otherworldly talent has its own irresistible magnetism. We can’t help but be seduced.    

Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.

Whether on the Olympic stage or the home hill, women on skis demonstrate what sportsmanship, bravery, and self-love could look like

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