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Category Archives: France

UTMB: A Fanfare For The Common Runner

Tina Pedersen had just run 171km (106.5 miles) around the Mont Blanc massif. Sweaty, wet and exhausted, her top concern was where her youngest son had wandered off among friends and family who were watching the race. As she was running through the packed streets of Chamonix, France, on Sunday morning with only about 200 […]

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This Rwandan Cyclist Climbed Alpe d’Huez on a 40-Pound Single-Speed Bike

This article was first published by CyclingTips.com. Even when you’re driving Alpe d’Huez, it’s steep—a brutal opening ramp, 21 switchbacks, and the July sun beating down on your back. Now imagine doing that with a single-speed bike that weighs 40 pounds. That’s how Rwandan cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti spent his Thursday morning, crossing the line a […]

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This New Documentary About A Volcanologist Couple Is Remarkable

A car chugs across a snowy landscape. Two red-capped figures emerge, pick their way across a ridge of black rock, and stop when they reach its crest: there, in front of them, lava boils out from a volcano. One holds a camera to capture the sight. They are Katia and Maurice Krafft, a pioneering husband-and-wife […]

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