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  1. #MightyKacy: Warrior unleashed

    Alexandra Tomlinson

    Check out this pint-sized powerhouse. You can call her #MightyKacy. Kacy Catanzaro, a former gymnast at Towson, jumped, scaled and swung herself through an extreme obstacle course in Dallas and became the first woman to qualify for the finals of "...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. U.S. Women's Open -- Michelle Wie's extreme stance

    Michelle Wie clinched her first major championship Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open. Her immensely improved putting - with her extreme tabletop stance - was a big reason why.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- Madness works overtime on Day 1 of NCAA tourname...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Cinderella was running amok at the NCAA tournament, with North Dakota State and Harvard knocking off No. 5 seeds, and Dayton shocking Ohio State. We chronicle the extremes of emotion.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  4. espnw -- No. 3 Maria Sharapova survives heat and three-set marath...

    Melissa Isaacson

    On a day when several matches were suspended because of extreme heat, No. 3 Maria Sharapova outlasted Karin Knapp in a three-set marathon.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  5. espnW and Nine for IX -- What drives athletes to push the boundar...

    Johnette Howard

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  6. espnW -- Jennifer Pharr Davis shares her tales from the trail

    Anna K. Clemmons

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  7. espnW -- Landing in Bora Bora, ready for the 2012 IronMana Liquid...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Finally on the ground in Bora Bora for the IronMana Liquid Festival, I meet the mastermind (and extreme poet) behind one of the most unique sporting events on the planet.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  8. espnW -- NFL replacement ref Shannon Eastin ready for scrutiny

    Jane McManus

    Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  9. espnW -- Payge McMahon tackles tough terrain, her mother's bucket...

    Julia Savacool (Video by Hannah Storm/Brainstormin Productions)

    Payge McMahon was at a crossroads when she uncovered her mother's bucket list. Inspired to conquer it, McMahon has crisscrossed the globe on one long adventure.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  10. Meet the women of Iditarod

    Elaine K. Howley

    These five varied women all have the courage, toughness and sense of adventure to tackle Alaska's 1,049-mile Iditarod sled dog race.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  11. Retirement fits Annika Sorenstam to a tee

    Annika Sorenstam

    A hint for Serena? The LPGA legend left golf when her heart wasn't in it, and she couldn't be happier.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  12. X Games 17 -- Welcome to the Summer X Games

    Tricia Byrnes

    Live from Los Angeles, Olympic snowboarder Tricia Byrnes is giving espnW an extreme insider's look at the X Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  13. How X Gamers channel their nerves for good

    Sharon Liao

    Whether back-flipping off a ramp or flying on the vert, X Games athletes know how to use fear to their advantage -- even in the face of very real, very painful injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  14. Peak Performance -- Get X-tremely fit

    Amy Dixon

    From BMX to the half-pipe, these moves help you train like an X Gamer.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  15. Other Famously Long Swims

    Swimmers who've taken long-distance to new extremes

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  16. Diana Nyad's extreme-distance loneliness

    Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

    What do you think about during a nine-hour training swim? The open-water swimmer lets us in on the extreme loneliness that accompanies long-distance swimming.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011