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From the outside, things seemed perfect for the former world extreme skiing champion: he had a family, a successful guiding business, and unending adventure out his front door in Valdez, Alaska. But something dark festered beneath the surface.

It breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested

In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice

Dialing in your nutrition when you’re on the couch can be hard, especially for an active person. Here’s what you need to know.

The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.

A full-time realtor and a mother of two, 36-year-old Keira D’Amato hasn’t given up on her Olympic dream

Winning races when you’re young may seem like a good predictor of future success, but it’s not perfect

Professional freeskier Jérémie Heitz has transformed over his career and is now skiing 4,000-meter faces in Switzerland's backcountry

Several British stars, including Paula Radcliffe, recently spoke out against an initiative to equalize cross-country distances for male and female athletes. The debate is more complicated than it seems. 

If even pacing is so great, why do the best runners in the world always seem to have another gear at the end?

Two new studies find performance benefits from high levels of the sunshine vitamin, but they're not the final word

A new study tries—and fails—to predict athletic greatness with a DNA test. Thank goodness.

Correctly timing all the elements of your taper can give you an extra edge on race day

On Sunday the gold medalist became the first American to take the eight-day stage race in Italy

'Bravey' delves into the Olympian's experiences with depression and losing her mother to suicide

Pronation is out of favor, comfort is too vague, but maybe measuring your "habitual motion path" will guide you to a shoe that minimizes your injury risk

Top trail runners mix running and walking on steep terrain, but even scientists aren't sure how we choose which is better

We asked a range of experts how they see things shaking out during a very challenging time

Yesterday's race had incredible times, but it all felt a little too perfectly engineered  

A leading company redefines what it's actually measuring, and explains why that's what we really wanted all along

Can the IOC create an internationally applicable code of conduct for Olympic protest?

After finishing a disappointing 12th place at the 2020 Olympic Trials, he is looking to close out the year with a big win

Do high-tech prosthetics give runners a competitive advantage?

A new study explores the links between exercise and pain perception, and how easily they can be manipulated

More often than not, our biggest adventures are nothing like we expect them to be—in the best of ways

Her death is a sad reminder of the ever present risk in mountain sports

With races canceled, Enda challenged its sponsored athletes to set a record on Mount Kenya

BASE-jumping pioneer Jeb Corliss is one of the original madmen, a fiend for the extreme who has miraculously survived multiple crash landings in a sport that rarely allows second chances. Now, at 44, with a self-diagnosed psychological disorder, he's embarking on his most fraught journey yet: into the depths of his own mind.

Five items that made our lives easier, from a neck-saving pillow to an acupuncture set

After running 2:31:49 and setting a U.S. junior record in the marathon, college freshman Tierney Wolfgram wants to try her hand at shorter events

A quarantine backyard ultramarathon. Thousands of protesters on bikes. This year brought the unexpected in countless forms. Here’s who (and what) had the biggest impact on the outdoor world.

To pick their two-hour marathon team, researchers tested some of the greatest runners on the planet. Now they're revealing what they found.

After years of effort, the 34-year-old climber motored up El Cap's Golden Gate route and now joins the ranks of Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Lynn Hill

Watch Kai Jones send it over massive drops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices

Jeremy Jones, the king of freeriding, wants to unleash the political might of the 50 million Americans who love our natural playgrounds

Elite athletes Kai Lightner and Beth Rodden endured similar challenges. Now they want to help change the culture of the sport.

At 59 years old and with a preexisting condition, Paralympic rower Angela Madsen had plenty to worry about as the coronavirus spread across the country. So she dipped the oars of her small rowboat in the Pacific and pointed the bow toward Hawaii. She never returned.

Flowing through a simple set of movements can help calm your nervous system down

A new study suggests that slow-twitch runners can handle higher mileage than fast-twitch runners before showing signs of overtraining

Former Princeton runner Russell Dinkins argues that universities should preserve their "most accessible" sport

Wim Hof's teachings about breath work and the health benefits of cold plunges have attracted millions of followers who swear it has cured everything from depression to diabetes and makes them happier and stronger. Our writer traveled to Iceland (naturally) for a deep dive with the man and his methods.

Even compared to athletes from other sports, endurance athletes have a unique relationship with discomfort

The world’s best marathoner was the favorite everyone was rooting for

'Win at All Costs' is an indictment of more than just the Nike Oregon Project

Building aerobic fitness is the key to making fast running feel "easy"

A new study asked coaches to rank the most economical runners after watching video footage. It didn't go well.

In 'Above the Clouds,' the world's greatest ultrarunner recounts the lifelong effort that led him to the tallest mountain on earth

These films about extraordinary athletes and inspiring activists are keeping us entertained as the days get colder

Coronavirus hasn't stopped Italian heartthrob and two-wheeled avenger Vittorio Brumotti from righting society's wrongs. The cyclist has delighted audiences with his TV news segment "100% Brumotti," shaming people for parking in handicapped spaces and taking on no less than the Mafia. We ride along with Italy's favorite bike hero.

The new American Alpine Club CEO talks about his background, living the #vanlife before it was cool, and his goals for the organization

A new analysis casts doubt on the idea that people are born as "responders" or "non-responders" for training in thin air

The infamous race director Lazarus Lake and runner Ben Chan disagree on whether the running community is a place for serious debate

A handful of apps are rebranding the menstrual cycle as a female athlete's untapped superpower. Here's what you need to know about them.

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

A new study suggests that strength training is more important than electrolytes for preventing cramps

'The Stand' has its moments, but struggles to add to the legacy of Tommie Smith and John Carlos 

With a little help from technology, Joshua Cheptegei took down the 5,000-meter world record in Monaco last week

After a controversial Australian study's negative findings about low-carb, high-fat diets, scientists made adjustments and ran the study again

Runners sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands

Updated guidelines write a prescription for exercise that may be just as important as traditional cancer treatments for maintaining—and regaining—your health

After an exhaustive search of the literature, researchers conclude that, well, it's complicated

Race cancellations have produced an uptick in FKTs, but the obsession predates the pandemic

The ability to sustain a high rate of energy burn for a prolonged period of time may help ward off cancer

The hotter it is, the closer we come to the ever elusive goal of besting the horse—which supports the evolutionary "born to run" hypothesis

Three new studies explore iron patches, injections, and dose frequency

The work must continue long after the protests end. Here's how to start. 

Last month the fitness giant tightened its paywall and announced it was recommitting to core users. Here's what has to happen for that to work.

Sweaty workouts do enhance your endurance, according to a new theory, but it may take longer and function differently than previously thought

Like a cicada, the North Face Denali fleece hibernates for stretches, only to emerge one season with such force that you can't remember a time it wasn't around

The regulations will allow collegiate runners to market themselves for profit 

A decade after 'Born to Run' made them famous, anthropologists take another look

The professional mountain biker has never made race a platform. But amid the protests against racial injustice, he opens up about being Black in a predominantly white sport, the challenges he's faced on and off the track, and what we can all do to address bias in the outdoor community.

The women's running apparel company just signed activist Alison Désir and diversity and inclusion consultant Courtney Carter and is creating an advisory group to prioritize diverse voices

With in-person events canceled for the foreseeable future, these "glorified time trials" can also deliver satisfaction

On a solo expedition in the Himalayas, whitewater paddler Nouria Newman nearly drowned—then found her purpose

When excruciating ankle pain threatened to sideline her ski season, one of our hard-charging editors tried Lazarus Naturals' CBD balm as a last resort. It worked—even though she still doesn't know how.

In the midst of protests against police brutality and a global pandemic, four-time U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi weighs in on racism and running

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