Friday, May 28, 2010

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Goes Underground In Mexico

The 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is this summer’s premier cliff diving showcase! Red Bull proves that you don’t need a traditional cliff to host a cliff diving competition – because past stops have led divers to jump from castles, cranes, and ships.

For the next stop, divers will jump into the Earth itself! Specifically, on June 6th, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stops in Chichen Itza (which translates: At the mouth of the well of the Itza) in Mexico. The area is known for its sacred sunken wells, including the Cenote Ik Kil which will serve as the venue for the competition.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

‘Liquid Mountaineering’ Hoax Is Viral Advertising

This faux-documentary of a new sport called “liquid mountaineering” fooled millions of viewers (and even a Washington D.C. nightly news team) into believing that the Hi-Tec waterproof running shoe can help you walk on water.

Hi-Tec denies making the video, but says they provided equipment for this “incredible new sport” (source).

So, unfortunately, the world of water-running is left to insects and the basilisk lizard.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ryan Lochte On Fantapper, New App For Fans To Follow

The Ryan Lochte Official Fan Page on Facebook posted some new info about Ryan’s Fantapper card available from the App Store.

What is Fantapper? It looks like a multimedia ‘trading card’ that lets celebrities stream photos, videos, and tweets to an iPhone and iPad application. It’s called Fantapper because you can tap or ShakeTake

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Olympic Diver Jenny Keim Johansen Newest University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame put together a nice induction video for Olympic diver Jenny Keim. Watch the tribute video above, and you can also check out Jenny’s acceptance speech posted online.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What’s Going On Here? Finish Line Photography In Grand Prix Diving

This Sports Illustrated photo from the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale looks like a diver crossed with a wake-boarder, or a diver flying over the surface of the water. According to the description in the online album: “SI photographer Heinz Kluetmeier was on hand with his special FinishLynx camera for the action. A digital scanning technique made it appear as if the divers had already created a splash” (source).

For more information, I went to finishlynx.com, and found that the FinishLynx

Thursday, May 13, 2010

TYR Signs Two-Time Olympian Megan Jendrick

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Huge Michael Phelps Mosaic Image

I found this HUGE Michael Phelps mosaic image through thedesigninspiration.com, and the original 4993 x 6528 picture can be found on Flickr.


(This isn’t even the full size version! Click here for the HUGE original file)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Orlando Duque Dressed As His Nickname “The Duke” In This Red Bull Cliff Diving Preview

Orlando “The Duke” Duque is the 9-Time World Champion of Cliff Diving. In this season preview by Red Bull, The Duke, dressed as his nickname’s persona, takes a carriage tour of Salzburg. The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series begins this Saturday in La Rochelle (FRA).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fifth Annual “Tri for Joe” Multisport Charity Event

On May 29, 2010, the Cincinnati community will gather at at Coney Island for a Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, and 5K to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC). Tri for Joe is an event developed by the Gerstle Family in honor of their son Joe.

According to a letter from the Gerstle Family on triforjoe.com,

“We wanted to develop a unique event that was based on Tom’s experience in Triathlon and would enable those that Joe has touched in his life to come out and compete, see Joe and reflect on what he has experienced. This is a family friendly event that will appeal to the seasoned multisport athlete as well as rookies who are looking for a new challenge.”

The money Tri for Joe raises goes to support the New Baby Celebration Program at the DSAGC, along with the 24 Hour Help Line and the Parent To Parent Network Program.

The pool course looks like a lot of fun, weaving around a large pool big enough to be considered an open water swim. The edge is a simulated beach, so be sure to do some ‘water running’ on your way in.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Odd Man Out: An Autobiography By Jeff Commings

odd man out autobiography

TUCSON, Arizona

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