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"It's a very different experience when you put the person before the pronoun."
Tucker Dupree was the worst swimmer in the pool. It was his freshman year at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina, and after weeks of seeing the 14-year-old sit in the stands during swimming practice, the head coach convinced him to quit watching and get in the water.
I grew up on a cattle farm in rural Missouri where the standing rule was “You reap what you sow.” I took that with me when, at 21-years-old I was introduced to my first mountains in my post-grad home of Santa Fe, New Mexico. To get to harvest, you have to put in the work. Same goes when you bag a summit or paddle a river or scale a face.
Whether it's an expeditious first ascent in the backcountry, scoring a record-setting number of points, or having a gold medal draped around your neck while your country's anthem plays, the fulcrum of all physical feats is that they create an atmosphere of influence and inspiration for those strong enough, courageous enough, and dedicated enough to achieve them.
I had the uncommon opportunity to attend the ESPY Awards last night in Los Angeles, and I can attest to the promising spirit displayed by the athletes to not only use their influence to inspire the sports community, but to change the current social culture.
Whether it’s elevenses, a midday pick-me-up, or a midnight raid of the refrigerator, people love snacks. According to a recent study conducted by the consumer research giant Nielsen, 91 percent of consumers polled worldwide say they snack at least once a day. Chips are the most popular snack in the U.S. In Europe it’s fruit, and globally chocolate is the number one choice. There are savory, crunchy, sweet, chewy, spicy, creamy, fruity, and tangy snacks — so no matter what you’re craving, there’s at least one option out there in the big world of food for you. We rounded up 30 of the best snacks all around the world, so no matter where you travel you won’t go hungry.
“This outpouring of love…proves that 35 years after he stopped fighting, he is still the champion of the world. Didn’t he make all of our lives a little better than they were? …He was a tremendous bolt of lightning, created by Mother Nature out of thin air. ”
Anyone can reach the top of World Trade Center with a $34 ticket and some patience. But climbing to the very top of the World Trade Center — the 400-foot spire — is impossible; unless you are Jimmy Chin andNew York Times Magazine. Last month, the North Face–sponsored climber, mountaineer, and photographer found himself on a special ascent quite different from the big-wall adventures seen in his recent documentary, Meru. This time it wouldn’t be a mountain that he would be summiting, but the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.