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Kate Courtney wants to help the younger generation of female riders be empowered by their own strength. “You can be feminine and girly and sparkly and be a really badass bike racer as well.”
After Free Solo's release, Alex Honnold went on a seven-month victory lap. ESPN chats with Honnold to find out what’s next for the 34 year old climber.
Ashima Shiraishi has been smashing climbing records since she was a child, including becoming the first girl or woman to climb a V15 boulder problem. At age 14, she was also the youngest person of any gender to conquer that level of difficulty, all while she was on spring break in Japan. After all that, winning the 2019 USA Climbing’s Bouldering Open National Championships might seem almost mundane. And now, Shiraishi is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, setting her sights higher than ever before.
Author, podcaster, and athlete Rich Roll grew up in a loving home. All his needs were met. He graduated from Cornell Law School. He had a family of his own and became a successful lawyer in Los Angeles. And, he says, he was deeply unhappy and unhealthy. After a WTF moment, Roll decided to make a few changes. He went on a seven-day juice cleanse (because he wanted to do something hard) and tried a plant-based diet (he was surprised by how good he felt). A couple years later, he was competing in the world’s most intense endurance competitions, like the Ultraman.
Jimmy Chin didn’t set out to make movie history. When he was dangling off Yosemite’s 3,200-foot El Capitan rock face, filming climber Alex Honnold’s attempt at the site’s first ropeless ascent for a documentary called Free Solo, he was just hoping Honnold made it up alive. But when the film debuted, in September 2018, it earned the highest opening per-screen box office of any documentary ever.
Scott Sports debuts the first chapter of Rising as they get to the roots of Kate Courtney’s mountain bike career.
Kate Courtney attacks the trails of Sedona in the latest installment of Sound of Speed for Red Bull.
Some couples worry about how to manage a week apart on business trips. Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger—among the top rock climbers and mountaineers, respectively—worry about how to spend months several thousand miles apart while they both make potentially life-threatening attempts at groundbreaking physical feats.
Alex Honnold teams up with electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian Automotive.
An accomplished writer, photographer, filmmaker and father, Jeff Johnson’s career path was rather unlikely.