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CHALLENGE. Rowing 3,000 nautical miles (c. ... vast ocean, with its unique elements, that is capable of tossing you and your vessel into its inky depths as easily as a heavyweight shotputter could toss a single pea into the air. Of course if you ...
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A look at more than 60 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides, and other iconic endurance events from around the globe Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography, and their own psyches to take part in the world's hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by sea, bike, or foot, seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats. Whether seeking to prove themselves as athletes, or attempting to escape the humdrum, one thing they all have in common is an unbreakable drive to test the very limits of their endurance. The endurance events dicussed here take in the hottest, coldest, highest, and most remote locations, and the toughest, cruelest, and wackiest challenges. With a detailed description of each event, featuring personal stories from the competitors, this book offers massive highs and excruciating lows, and shows just what can be achieved in pushing the bounds of human endeavor.
Arms straight up in the air, fingers wiggling, big smiles, then hands back down on the oar handles. The crew is ready. When the ... 5-7 weekend when 3,000-plus masters rowers descended on their town. Vichy is more accustomed to the ...
The rowing events of ¡906 were conducted on the open water in the Neo Phaliron Bay, as were the swimming and ... fours over 2,000 meters, 6-man naval rowing boats over 2,000 meters, and ¡6-man naval rowing boats over 3,000 meters. ... Pictures in the French sporting magazine, La Vie au Grand Air show pictures ...
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One of the early concepts of the Olympic Games was to include "intercalated" Games every four years between the normal cycle, and to hold these Games in Athens, the ancestral home of the Olympics. In 1906 the first, and only one, of these games was held. Occurring only two years after the St. Louis Games of 1904 and two years before the London Games of 1908, the Athens Games were considered by many not to be "official"; social and political forces prevented continuation of the intercalation cycle in 1910 and later. Yet these Games were surprisingly successful and helped guarantee the survival of the modern Olympics. This book, fourth in the series on the early Olympics, presents all the data on 29 nation and city-state participants in more than a dozen events in the Athens Games. Scores and descriptions are provided, and many historical errors and omissions in other sources are corrected. Appendices include the published program for the Games, the actual schedule followed during the Games, and country-by country listings of all participating athletes.