Kelvin Kiptum recently set an outstanding world record at the Chicago marathon, but his road to success has been anything but conventional. Learn more about his achievements, struggles, and goals.
Could it be possible that finishing a race in 3rd place may make you happier than coming in 2nd? Science says it is very common, and the ‘why’ has everything to do with our perception of the most likely alternative outcome.
In addition to climbing mountains and breaking records, Serene uses her skills as a platform for helping others.
Have you ever seen an accomplished athlete suddenly perform as if they’ve completely forget how to play their sport? If so, you’ve seen “the yips”–the sudden and unexplained loss of an athlete’s typical skills–in action. The yips are basically the opposite of achievement. Learn more about a term that started in golf, quickly moved to other sports, and is increasingly being used in other fields like politics, business, and education.
Wilma Rudolph was a remarkable American athlete who overcame massive illness as a young child. Her achievements at the 1960 Olympics were impressive and inspirational.
Completing a marathon is a huge landmark for anyone, but even more so for Rachel Foster, who ran the Boston Marathon shortly after surviving a near-fatal accident.
Feelings that one is a fraud who doesn’t deserve their success, known as imposter syndrome, is an extremely common phenomenon. Why can’t so many of us shake feelings that our ideas and skills aren’t worthy of others’ attention?
Sometimes it’s best to avoid something you’re afraid of, especially if it’s dangerous. Visit this site to learn about one of the world’s most dangerous sports, cliff diving. Discover some of the sport’s basics, its most famous locations, and why it’s a good idea never to attempt it.
Meet Jessie Diggins, the American skier that made history at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Learn why middle school and high school students in LA embrace marathon running.
Read about how the Mother of Women’s Basketball defied expectation for female athletes and forever changed sports history.
Learn about Full Circle Everest, an all-black mountaineering team that plans to make history and bring representation to the world of mountaineering.
Learn about women’s outstanding achievements in Olympic games past and present.
The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year to limit COVID-19 transmission. Should they be postponed again? What are the risks and rewards?
An ambitious goal of some dedicated mountaineers is climbing the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. Learn about the unique challenges these mountains pose.
No one would describe Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome peak as a ski slope, but that didn’t stop two adventurous locals.
Learn about Karina Hollekim, a daredevil who survived a failed parachute jump and eventually was able to ski again.
Standing up for justice isn’t just good for equality; it’s also good for business.
Explore Mount Everest like a pro climber. See everything from the base camp to the summit thanks to innovative 360° camera equipment.
Explore some of National Geographic’s highlighted adventure photos.