Extreme sports push people to their limits and present exhilarating, at times dangerous, challenges. Read about which extreme sports exist and where to find them.
Annie Londonderry was an important figure of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1890s. Watch the video to separate fact from fiction.
According to author Mark Jenkins, modern adventure is safer than you think—once you know the difference between legitimate danger and irrational fear.
As well as being in great physical condition, persistence, curiosity, and a lack of fear are the most common personality traits that connect athletes who run marathons and endure the toughest physical challenges. Read to learn more about these astounding athletes.
Along with opportunities for women excel in athletics comes the struggle to be paid fairly. Learn about the discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, who are paid far less than their male counterparts despite being much more successful on the world stage.
This video explains the relationship between the risk/reward sections of the brain, how dopamine factors into people wanting to take outrageous risks, and the benefits of taking risks every day.
Toni Harris has battled many adversities to become the first female to receive a full football scholarship, but doesn’t plan to stop there.
Read about the jaw-dropping, boudary-pushing feats performed by 2019’s Adventurers of the Year.
Read about the death-defying spectacles performed by thrill seekers in and around the popular national park throughout history.
Follow the journey of one teen’s courageous solo adventure around the world.
Very few people expected Abby Sunderland’s yacht would be found intact after she abandoned it. Which makes its discovery 8 years after her journey so surprising.
Journalist James Richradson argues that sports can break down barriers and bring people together.
Two hundred paragliding pilots meet annually for a difficult seven-day marathon in the sky. Watch the video to learn about the experience.
Writer Hana Schank analyzes the lack of women who play chess and argues that it’s important for females to participate in male-dominated fields.
In her experiment, psychologist Jessica Witt uses a visual trick to make golfers more successful. What else might we be able to improve by using these visual tricks?
Maya Gabeira is accustomed to overcoming obstacles. After a giant wave almost killed her, she came back to conquer the waves and the big-wave surfing industry.
Learn about how athletes in this extreme sport train and overcome their fear.
Journalist Tara Haelle examines data on the health risks of football and weighs the risks of playing at a young age.
Follow the journey of Garret McNamara as he attempts to surf the dangerously large waves of Portugal.
As many athletes and fans know, sports can unify people who don’t have much in common otherwise. This article explains how Nelson Mandela used rugby and other sports to help unify the people of South Africa after years of racial segregation.