Free diver Audrey Mestre was no different from other extreme athletes such as Felix Baumgartner and Diana Nyad and Philippe Petit. Each of them is as unique as a fingerprint. Yet they share a sameness that might surprise you.
Jennifer Pharr Davis' new book chronicles the hiker's successful quest to set a record for a supported thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. Here she shares her history in the sport and the struggles she endured.
It's no secret that No. 13 is historically viewed as unlucky or, in extreme cases, cursed. The fear of 13 is so common, there's even a term for it: triskaidekaphobia. In the sports world, though, a few brave players have embraced the number.