image:blog.strava.com In competitive cycling, raw talent reveals itself when the road pitches up and pedaling becomes a contest between ability, mentality and gravity. Scottie Weiss came to cycling late in life and entered his first ever bike race when he was 23, a hill climb up Mill Mountain in Roanoake, VA.
image: usatodayhss.com In the state running records log, Diego Zuazua’s times have an asterisk.
image:Wikipedia When you think of huge mountain carvings, Mount Rushmore is probably the first thing to come to mind. Millions of people visit statues of four presidents every year in South Dakota, however, only 17 miles (27 km) away, there is another monument carved into a mountain that dwarfs the American presidents.And here's its story and legacy
image:Tumblr BUFFALO, NY - She is the queen of limbo and now Shemika Charles can add another jaw dropping performance to her resume.
image:Wikipedia 55 years old and still flying.What is its secret?
image:wsj.com The Titanosaur remains so new it doesn’t have an official scientific name
image:usatoday Oldest living WWII veteran talked about his long life
Carl Reese set the speed record for crossing the country on a motorcycle, riding from LA to NYC in just under 39 hours.. image:wired.com Just after 9 o’clock in the evening on August 29, 2015, a guy riding a big white BMW rolled up to the brand’s Manhattan dealership on West 57th Street. A small crowd met him there with hugs, cameras, and papers to sign. The man they were there to welcome, a 47-year-old Californian named Carl Reese, had ridden 2,829 miles from Los Angeles in just 38 hours and 49 minutes. That was fast enough to sent a new record.
image:Wikipedia Julie Krone, an American jockey and the shortest female athlete ever. With a height of mere 59 inches (149 cm), Julie proved as ideal for such a profession, ensuring her an impressive number of 3,704 career wins and the title of the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, as well as the first female to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
image:pinterest The numbers behind Zach Bitter’s new American 100-mile record are dizzying: One hundred miles in 11:40:55. That’s 7:01 per mile for 100 miles. It’s the equivalent of nearly four straight 3:03 marathons. It’s 402 laps on a 400-meter track. Bitter, a 29-year-old resident of Davis, California, ran the record at the Desert Solstice Invitational in Phoenix on December 19, 2015. Reached by phone three days later while driving home, he made it all sound so simple