Fail Friday Follies: Pole vaulting world records and world wreckers

June 23rd, 2017|

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Centuries ago, pole vaulting originated in the Netherlands as a means to cross canals and marshy areas without getting one’s wooden shoes all mucked […]

Mind the Gap: Racing the Tube on foot in London

June 17th, 2017|

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London’s underground railway — commonly known as The Tube — has been around since 1863 when its inaugural line connected the railway termini at […]

Norwegian Olympian Ezinne Okparaebo gives new meaning to StairMaster

May 21st, 2017|

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The StairMaster became an ubiquitous piece of fitness equipment shortly after its 1983 debut, but now a real-life, flesh-and-blood stair master has taken Instagram […]

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge nearly breaks marathon’s two-hour barrier

May 7th, 2017|

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In 1954, Roger Bannister famously ran the first sub-four-minute mile with a time of 3:59.4. Fourteen years later, Jim Hines ran the first sub-ten-second […]

Fail Friday Follies: Guy turns treadmill spill into pushups after sneak peak

April 14th, 2017|

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Gyms are replete with mirrors ostensibly for fitness junkies to admire the transformation of their own physique. But the mirrors also serve a double […]

Pole vaulter Allison Stokke reaching new heights on her own terms

April 7th, 2017|

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Pole vaulter Allison Stokke unwittingly rocketed to fame in 2007, after her photo from a high school track meet appeared on a popular sports […]

Danish high jumper Janick Klausen practices on absurdly-high high hurdles

March 13th, 2017|

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If you’ve ever happened upon a track with the high hurdles set up and gave them a go, you’re probably well aware of how […]

Usain Bolt outraces James Corden, Owen Wilson, cast of thousands on ‘Late Late Show’

September 28th, 2016|

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When you’re the fastest man in the world, it’s your fate to be called out time and time again by everyone and their grandfather. […]

Lessons in Sport: Did you recognize Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 home run from the 1975 World Series?

September 17th, 2016|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport renders stark graphics that hint at legendary sports figures and events (like […]

Cat Olympics: Hallmark Channel’s ‘Kitten Summer Games’ is furry feline fun for everyone

August 17th, 2016|

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Until recently, cats had to get their Olympic Games fix through watching humans perform in wide ranging sporting events, while their own species’ athletic […]

Unlimited drive: Allyson Felix, Simone Biles, Mo Farah, Serena Williams and Alex Morgan ready for Rio

August 1st, 2016|

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Nike is promoting its “Unlimited” shoe line with a series of slickly-produced videos featuring a number of elite athletes, the majority of whom will […]

Pi Day’s freaky connection to the world of sport and running the Pi Day 5K

March 14th, 2016|

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Officially recognized in 1988, but traditionally observed for centuries by fans of Archimedes, Pi Day occurs each year on March 14th and is generally […]