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How Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Trains to Be a World-Class Snowboarder

Amy Purdy has a seriously impressive resume. The 39-year-old Las Vegas native is a New York Times best-selling author, a renowned motivational speaker, and a Dancing With the Stars alum. She also pioneered the sport of adaptive snowboarding, cofounding the nonprofit Adaptive Action Sports with her husband to aid athletes with physical disabilities and campaign […]

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Meet Pattie Gonia, the Backpacking Drag Queen Promoting Inclusivity in the Outdoors

Pattie Gonia, the self-described "backpacking queen," is quite possibly the greatest addition to Instagram in 2018. Her account, @pattiegonia, named as a pun on the outdoor retailer Patagonia, is helmed by Wyn Wiley, a 26-year-old Nebraska-based photographer who created it in early October. In the short time since, Pattie has amassed nearly 80,000 followers. According […]

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Why Mikaela Shiffrin’s First-Ever World Cup Win in the Alpine Skiing Super-G Event Is so Impressive

On Sunday, Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her first-ever World Cup gold in the super giant slalom (super-G), event. With the win, the 23-year-old phenom became one of only seven women in history to clinch World Cup gold across all five disciplines of the sport—slalom, giant slalom, downhill, super-G, and the combined—joining the ranks […]