If you like trail over track (and if you like to hold onto the contents of your stomach), beer relays are where it's at
Meet the man revolutionizing how we save snow from season to season—climate change be damned
The city may be the only one in America that can be confident in its Olympic hosting qualifications, and designers made an emblem that shows it
The Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom is the country’s longest-running snowboard comp, having started in 1985 as a flowy ride through a naturally-formed halfpipe that snakes down the White Salmon side of the mountain. Today, the pioneering snowboarding event is also one of the last in which pros compete alongside amateurs.
The Gelande Quaff harks back to the true spirit of skiing—having a damn good time
Last week, 260 racers lined up to compete in Crested Butte’s inaugural Fat Bike World Championships.
The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships in San Francisco, California, is quickly becoming one of the most most competitive races in the country.
The iconic venue, recently named host of the 2021 IAAF World Championships, is slated for big renovations to the tune of tens of millions of dollars
The first-ever documentary about the notorious ultramarathon was just as secretive and nearly as difficult to complete as the race itself
The fastest American woman in New York isn’t anywhere near her peak
It'll leave you grinning—if you can overcome your nausea and fear of death
It's a predictable but delicious fun-run phenomenon. All that's left to figure out is: How concerned should you be that it'll kill you?
Athletes competing for no country are not new to the Games, but a concentrated effort to recruit more of them could bring exciting new competition next year
Our comprehensive guide to eating your way through the race
Learning to appreciate a sport that's more fun to do than it is to see on TV
Last Saturday, I lined up with Outside online editor Scott Rosenfield and 369 other riders for Giro’s inaugural, a 60-mile race-ride hybrid in the mountains above the tiny logging town of Quincy, California (population 1,728).
The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing.
A slow race had some runners questioning just how exciting a pacer-less event is
A cast of promising and interesting characters who are sure to make this year's race a good one
We’re ready to quit our day jobs and go explore the planet
Stop whining about pedal assist. It’s here to stay and it’s totally rad.
Boston Marathon memorabilia you’ll actually wear
The showdowns that captured our attention—and that are going to shape next season—as the biggest track meet in the world approaches
Numbers-obsessed fans are reinventing fantasy sports for the skiing, surfing, and fly-fishing set
Gravel grinders and disc brakes continue to take over, but throwbacks are also on the rise
Cyclists, take note. You'll want to watch these boutique gearmakers.
What the purchase by a Chinese billionaire means for the sport
Turns out you need to be mentally prepared for marathon registration, too
Three highlights from the opening weekend at the IAAF World Championships
It threatens to overshadow this weekend’s World Championships
This is America's version of the Tour de France. So why is it hemorrhaging cash?
ARTCRANK, which sells limited-edition cycling posters from local artists, is hosting an event in Breckenridge this week to coincide with the USA Pro Challenge rolling through town
Dispatches from the longest footrace in the world
We give the big outdoor brands a lot of love at OR—and for good reason. This year, however, we also wanted to highlight the little guys.
Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century
Gear companies from around the world released their brand-new summer 2016 products this week at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. We pored over all of it, and these five products—from a brilliant new water filter to a totally reinvented waterproof jacket—were our top picks for Gear…
Sadly, if you haven’t bought tickets already, you’ll be at the mercy of scalpers
To be an outlier in any sport now carries with it the taint of suspicion, but no matter how you put it, last weekend’s track meet in the tiny Mediterranean country is one for the books.
When the American cyclist quit the Tour, he did exactly what an athlete should do
With crash-filled stages, an American competing for the podium, and an astonishingly dominant performance by Chris Froome of Team Sky on Tuesday, it’s been an exciting start to the 2015 Tour de France. These images do the action justice.
It’s taken a decade, but an American is finally riding out of Lance Armstrong’s shadow and putting the U.S. back in contention at the world’s biggest bike race
The nature and brutality of these races makes the double-header particularly compelling
A conversation with the new women’s record holder on the world’s hardest mountain bike course
Nine months on the open water racing a 66-foot sailboat around the world is an endurance feat like no other. Here’s how the winning team prepared for the task.
Chefs are getting into cycling in record numbers. Will that change the decadent fare we've come to love and expect when we dine out?
There’s more to pro running than the Olympics. Here’s what you need to know.
The Spaniard is inarguably the most successful stage racer of his generation, but can he win both races in one season?
This year’s film festival, which kicks off Friday in Telluride, is chock full of 100 films, ranging from feature length documentaries about climbing the world’s toughest mountains to short, art films. Here are the 10 you shouldn’t miss.
The Race Across the Sky adds a three-day option for novice mountain bike racers and those looking to qualify for the LT100.
You aren’t a diehard unless you vacation like one. These over-the-top trips put you and your wheels to work in some of the most stunning places on earth.