Jason Paul, a German-born “freerunner”, is really good at jumping off and around stuff. His athletic prowess includes a Spiderman like precision, which is on display in this video of him leaping from rooftop to rooftop in Tokyo, Japan. He refers to this jaunt across the skyline as his morning walk, even though this casual term includes launching himself over railings, between buildings, and down cement staircases. Even if you live in a big city, we wouldn’t recommend trying this unless you’re also a Redbull sponsored freerunner - and those are few and far between.
Rock climber extraordinaire Chris Sharma regularly starts projects that involve a lot of falling before he finally completes them. That is, when he uses a rope. Over the last few years he has been pushing the discipline of psicobloc, better known as deep water soloing, to new levels. He still falls a lot, just now into refreshing bodies of water. His latest project, a 5.14 climb on the Pont D’Arc in France, represents one of his greatest achievements in the sport to date. The arch is nearly
While we are celebrating our summers riding bikes and drinking beer by the lake, a crew of European hardmen is currently racing what may be the hardest endurance race ever conceived. Red Bull X-Alps, a 700-mile race across the Alps from east to west in which athletes are only allowed to travel on foot or by paraglider, is currently going off across the pond. There is no set course, only checkpoints (usually atop high mountains) that need to be reached by a set time in order to stay in the
The North Fork Championships is one of whitewater kayaking's most difficult events. It's a gated, one-mile sprint through the North Fork of the Payette River in Idaho, which is home to some of the world's most technical class five whitewater. Just running this section on a normal day would be enough to make any seasoned kayaker nervous. Race day, however, was far from normal. Increased snowmelt had raised the river level to three times the volume of last year's race, some competitors