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  1. Pogo makes a resurgence as an extreme sport

    Jack McCluskey

    The pogo stick as we know it bounced into existence around 1918, and it's been thrilling kind of entertaining kids ever since. But in the past 10 years or so, the pogo stick has experienced an unexpected renaissance, and a new use has sent its popula...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  2. Pogo resurges as action sport

    Jack McCluskey

    More than 30 people competed in the Pogopalooza, the world championship of extreme pogo.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  3. Ultramarathon runner slowing down after 50 states

    Jack McCluskey

    Lisa Smith-Batchen isn't running anymore. She can't. After the ultrarunner ran 2,500 miles -- 50 miles in each of the 50 states -- in just 62 days, maybe that doesn't seem surprising. Especially considering that less than halfway, Smith-Batchen badl...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2010
  4. Robby Rose of Texas is one angler who couldn't resist cheating in...

    Jack McCluskey

    The lure of big paydays at fishing tournaments can be irresistible to cheaters.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  5. The running habit -- Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd no ordinary nun

    Jack McCluskey

    Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd is an ultrarunner who wears her habit wherever her feet take her.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2010
  6. Ultrarunner: The man without toenails

    Jack McCluskey

    Seventeen years ago, Marshall Ulrich paid a man to pull out all his toenails. He's not sure why so many people are fascinated by that fact. "It's not a goofy, freaky thing," Ulrich said. "It was something necessary for me to perform at a level I ne...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2009
  7. Ultrarunner Marshall Ulrich had all his toenails pulled out, to h...

    Jack McCluskey

    Marshall Ulrich is an ultrarunner, competing in races as long as 100 miles. And, he has no toenails -- on purpose.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2009
  8. A look at the Professional Disc Golf Association National Tour

    Jack McCluskey

    Jack McCluskey spent a weekend on the professional disc golf tour, where the purses are small but the dreams are big.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2009
  9. The vending life: Hawking food at Fenway Park

    Jack McCluskey

    Ever wonder what it's like to be a food vendor at Fenway Park? Jack McCluskey takes us inside the vending life.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  10. Quidditch craze hits colleges

    Jack McCluskey

    You may be attending the new Harry Potter movie, but there's another way to enjoy J.K. Rowling's series: playing Quidditch.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2009