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America’s First True Extreme Sport

Indian relay racing is sometimes called America’s first extreme sport. For years, the Brew Crew—a team from the Pine Ridge Reservation in...

The Annual Fishing Pilgrimage That Turned Deadly

For years, three old friends from California had been making an annual pilgrimage to fish Alaska's wild and pristine waterways. But in...

Why Do Wealthy People Love To Sweat (A Lot)?

Cycling, running, and obstacle course racing are dominated by white-collar workers. And while disposable income makes competing more feasible, researchers are also...

Is Barefoot Running Good For You?

A new model reinterprets those pretty graphs that seemed to show minimalist shoes reducing impact forces. It was Daniel...

Should You Believe Everything You Read About Fitness?

Over the past two years, I’ve interviewed more than 100 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range...

Surprisingly, Sports Drinks Actually Work

The evidence in support of carbohydrate drinks is flimsier than you might think—which is why the results of a new study are...

Trying To Understand The Obsessive Quest Of High Pointers

Some of the world's most passionate athletes are high pointers, climbers who will do anything to reach the tallest point in every...

Robbing The Bird’s Nest

For decades Jeffrey Lendrum helicoptered up and rappelled down to aeries on cliff faces from Patagonia to Quebec, snatching unhatched raptors and selling them,...

Top Ten Awe-Inspiring Moments Of The Year

It was a big year for record-setting performances. Athletes went further, faster, and higher than ever before on trails, waves, rock faces, roads, and high school tracks....

Weekend Warriors Facing Life And Death On El Capitan

Tim Klein and Jason Wells were weekend warriors. They were also two of the best climbers to ever ply their trade on Yosemite's most...