What makes an elite athlete fail just at the moment they’ve been training for since childhood? Read about the causes of “choking” and ways to prevent it.
Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Pat Tillman decided to leave his job as a football player for the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army. He walked away from fame and a $3.6 million contract to defend his country.
Catch the excitement of “rez ball” and learn about what an important part of culture basketball is on Native American reservations.
Read the story of Allen Martin, who coaches long-distance runners to succeed not only in the sport, but in life.
Source: Lonely Planet
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.
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Annie Londonderry was an important figure of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1890s. Watch the video to separate fact from fiction.
Source: Outside Magazine
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.
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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.
Source: Discovery News
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.