And what does Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest tell us about the risks sports pose to an athlete’s heart?
The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects
He overcame addiction and workaholism to become an elite endurance athlete and star podcast host. As he sees it, it's never too late to start over on the path to a more balanced life.
The filmmakers behind HBO’s ‘Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season’ had to deal with a sudden plot change while documenting the legendary skier’s quest for a coveted record before her retirement, but ended up with an even more interesting story
The fastest woman on skis isn't slowing down
It's the first climbing film to receive such broad mainstream acclaim
In their new film, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture Alex Honnold’s historic ropeless El Cap climb and the emotional toll it took on everyone around him
Fast, cocky, and more than a bit reckless, the 28-year-old might be the best ultrarunner in the country. And he's finally proven himself over a full 100-mile race.
Training essentials for road and trail
A record-holding marathoner and a journalist explore how your mindset can improve your running, and your running can improve your mind
At 33 years old, she became the oldest woman to medal in alpine skiing—thanks to smart, restrained racing
A new startup wants to take sports medicine digital. Is it a good idea?
Before this weekend, everyone wondered: Is Shiffrin on track to become the best skier in history, or just the best in slalom and GS? Now we know.
Don't let the cold shut down your training.
A new nonfiction book by Ted Genoways looks at the complex argument over how best to grow food in America, told from the farmer's perspective. Another good read explores how a drug kingpin made millions breeding horses.
They were both phenoms who got burnt out on the sport. Their relationship helped reignite the spark.
The ultrarunner takes a winding path across the U.S.
A time-tested piece of headwear attracts a new cult following
In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing. Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused, and the crooks are getting richer. We sent Peter Vigneron to the Central Valley to take a crack at the crimes.
A new meetup group is helping hordes of young urbanites get into nature
Are I.V. centers the secret to quicker recovery?
Taking control of your health is easier than ever
The most rewarding section of the Pacific Crest Trail
A 92-mile ride above the Colorado and Green Rivers in Canyonlands National Park
A ten-summit high-altitude climb in Grand Teton National Park
An increasingly popular but unforgiving route
A 36-mile ride, through five ecosystems, to the top of the volcano and back
But first, get comfortable climbing in situations where you might fall
Thanks in part to Olympians and a certain reigning NBA MVP, sensory-deprivation tanks are exploding in popularity. Are they the next frontier of mindfulness training for athletes?
Gear to keep you moving through the unpredictable spring months
Everything you need to know to crash in the backcountry (in a good way)
The clothing company wants to be a major force in outdoor apparel. Can it succeed where other big brands failed?
A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist and a Harvard neurobiologist think they’ve discovered the antidote
Every fall, the world’s best mountain bikers assemble at Red Bull Rampage to hurl themselves down cliffs in search of fame and fortune—if they make it down in one piece.
The all-American Vintage Overland is custom-made for you to beat the ever living hell out of it
But don't worry—a stateside version of Europe's grueling Skyrunning series is ready to kick your ass
Leaked documents show running's doping problem is almost as bad as cycling's
The athletes stepping forward, the book of pills, the open letter—it’s a lot to keep track of. This is the evidence, weighed by experts.
Knowing the truth will help you run your best
One mile a day is all it takes to join this growing national club
One of our resident runners—a 2:45 Boston Marathon finisher—contemplates the necessity of new running tech, Stryd.
After last year’s Boston Marathon winner tested positive, the running community asked: Does Kenya have a doping problem? Does the world?
Cycling, skiing, and bobsledding have hinted they’re testing out mixed-gender events—but they’re not the head-to-head matchups we’re thinking of.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport might be going down. And that isn't necessarily a good thing for athletes.
All good things. “The Climb,” which airs Sunday, tracks the pro skier’s 22-month rehab and singled-minded determination to reclaim women’s skiing’s top spot.
Super G triumph marks 63rd career win
For years, it seemed like drug testers would never get ahead of cheaters. The Russian bribery scandal raises an even scarier possibility: the testers are dirty too.
Advanced screening can reduce the likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest, the most common cause of death among athletes. So why is it so controversial?
There's no doubt that obstacle-course racing is growing at an explosive rate. In 2014, an estimated 10 million people competed in 5,000 events across 30 countries. In her debut book, Erin Beresini uncovers the growing sport's most compelling characters and provides the most authoritative insiders' guide to date.
Will leaping fiery hay bales amount to nothing more than an adrenaline-fueled fad? Or could it one day become an Olympic sport? That all depends on what comes next.
Do cell phones, satellite messengers, and personal locator beacons create more false alarms in the backcountry?
On a sprawling farm in Vermont, Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena runs a business and a fitness crusade. He'll train anyone who shows up, with one major caveat: You must submit to his every cruel and unusual whim.
The $3.75-million settlement means the number of minimalist options on the market will continue to shrink—leaving runners in worse shape.
He cracks a smile with the competition on his heels, but will Bekele smile at another world record soon?
Vibram's minimalist Five Finger shook up the world of running five years ago, and now Hoka is pushing back with its own maximalist shoes. But how much does your choice in running shoe really matter?
To anti-doping authorities, it's the best way to ferret out cheaters in a wide range of sports. To cyclists and other athletes, it's a way to prove you're clean when critics claim you aren't.
High-school running phenom Mary Cain
A recent story linking U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn to a German doctor convicted of helping athletes dope is light on facts, but raises legitimate questions
9 people changing the face of global adventure
How can a sports writer cover a tragedy?
For years, giving 90 percent was good enough. But with poor visibility and a course in rough condition, a fitness program thrown off by recent illness, and the pressure to beat Tina Maze, who is having the best season ever recorded, Vonn just couldn't pull it off this time. But that wasn't going to stop her from trying.
With more than 57 World Cup wins and four overall titles, Lindsey Vonn has already established herself as the greatest women’s ski racer in history. Too bad they won’t let her take on the boys.
Behold, the ultimate recreational vehicle
How to build your very own gear shrine
Outside reviews the 6 best running shoes of the season, including the Saucony Kinvara 3.
Reviewing shoes used to be straightforward. Lightweight shoes were meant for racing, heavily cushioned shoes were meant for efficient runners who racked up lots of miles, and stability shoes—with a section of dense rubber under the arch, a.k.a. a medial post—were meant for people whose feet collapse inward.
There was a time when shoe companies took their bestselling road models, slapped some dark colors on them, toughened up their outsoles, made them uncomfortably stiff, and marketed them as trail shoes. And guess what. Hardly anyone bought ’em. Thank goodness that those days have finally come to an end.
Kicks designed specifically for the female foot, including The North Face Single Track Hayasa, best for mixed road and trail runs; the Salomon XR Mission, best for long trail runs in rough terrain; the New Balance 890V2, best for a cushy on up-tempo runs; and the Pearl Izumi Kissaki, best for high-mileage marathon training and racing.
An interview with running legend and author Alberto Salazar
Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Arc'teryx Motus Crew.
Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Salomon XR Mission.
Outside picks the essentials for March, including the New Balance Minimus Trail Zero.
Training with a monitor can be daunting to master, but it’s the best way to make the most of your workouts.
A combined heart-rate monitor and GPS watch will supercharge your training. Motorola's Motoactv is one of the best on the market.
From bureaucratic wrangling to the death of the sport's most exciting star, the sport of running was in flux a year before the Olympic Games
A collection of the web's best running blogs, from journalists, fans, and runners
Since the release of 127 Hours, a certain canyon in Utah has become a lot more popular—and dangerous
Who knew a book about weeds could be so much fun?
Big-city marathons, triathlons, and adventure races have never been more popular. Here's why it's time for you to line up for the starting gun, too.
Author John Gimlette's travelogue through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana is filled with adventure, from errant grenades to American cult suicides and tales of half-settled slave revolts.