The Alcatraz Swim-o-Meter
calculates the time and path of your watery escape from Alcatraz, designed and built by San Francisco Dolphin Club
member Kent Myers
New Extreme Sports.
Mega ramp skateboarding, ostrich racing, underwater golfing, pole dancing and pillow fighting are just a few of the innovative new sports you may see in future X Games
. (via SpoFi
Trainrider rides on German bullet trains.
on youtube, about a 21 year old who rode outside on a German bullet train. The rider who filmed himself died of leukemia a year after the videos. Couldn't find much information except for a blurb inwikipedia
and youtube trainsurfing
Have extreme sports have reached their pinnacle yet? Apparently not. Travis Pastrana shows how motocross just got a bit more impressive
. What's next? Apparently, stupidity and 720's
. Watch at about 1:41, and just press mute. Both links: YouTube)
Just when you thought the kids down the street couldn't get any more insane.
I've run a marathon and it was hard. Then I learned about ultra marathoners doing 50 and 100 mile runs in one day. Then there are the marathons and ultra marathons in rough places, like Death Valley. Then there's the grand daddy of difficulty: The Marathon Des Sables
. It's 6 days and 6 marathons long, run in a desert with temps topping 110F, you have to carry your week's gear and food, and
you are limited
to 9 liters of water a day. Here are some photos
and blogger Ben Hammersley
's current results are here
. The event finishes tomorrow. [via jay allen
is ESPN/ABC/GoNetworks/DisneyEmpire's newest attempt to exploit the existence of extreme sports. I've spent most of my life skateboarding, but I still don't know how much of it I could watch on TV. I'm sure it would get old after a few weeks.