To date, Florence Griffith Joyner remains the fastest female runner of all time. Despite the fact that she set them more than three decades ago now, her world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints remain unbroken.

The African-American athlete rose to fame in the late 1980s, gaining notoriety not only for her sporting prowess, but also her extrovert personal style and flamboyant fashion sense, gaining notoriety for her iconic bodysuits and ornate fingernails. …

Fallout from the pandemic redefined the fitness industry in 2020, sparking unprecedented growth in digital fitness channels in response to gym closures and stay-at-home orders. As we move through 2021, with restrictions easing as we slowly return to normality, we look at eight rising fitness trends.

1. Hybrid Fitness

Hybrid fitness businesses provide both onsite and online services to enable members to participate in training both in person and virtually. For many fitness facilities, moving operations online represented their best chance of survival in 2020. Today, hybrid fitness enables users to benefit from the best of both real and virtual worlds.

Providing online…

Maintaining a vegan diet can have numerous health benefits. Research suggests that a vegan diet can offer protection against type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancer types.

Individuals who eliminate meat and animal products typically increase their consumption of wholegrains, legumes, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruit, and vegetables. Studies suggest that a vegan diet delivers more antioxidants, beneficial plant compounds, and fiber, as well as being richer in folate, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Of course, not all vegan diets are created equal. A poorly planned plant-based diet may lack essential nutrients. As with any diet, it…

With events cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent international travel restrictions, many racers will be raring to find the next exciting challenge to sink their teeth into.

What makes a race challenging is subjective. With long distances, unforgiving temperatures and terrain, and precipitous ascents and descents, we review a selection of the most taxing endurance races on Earth.

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1. Jungle Marathon — Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Providing athletes with a unique opportunity to test their endurance skills deep in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s Jungle Marathon presents competitors with a choice of two tracks, with participants either completing 150 miles in six stages, or 63…

Comprising one Canadian and 29 American teams, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the world’s most prestigious professional basketball league.

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The league was originally called the Basketball Association of America

Established on June 6, 1946 in New York City, the BAA initially began with 11 basketball teams. Prior to the start of the BAA’s second season, however, four teams dropped out in rapid succession.

Despite sustaining heavy losses, the BAA enjoyed considerable success against its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL). In 1948, the BAA persuaded four of the NBL’s most important franchises to join, further diminishing the NBL’s prestige.

In 1949, the BAA and the NBL merged, relaunching itself…

Hypercars offer superb driving performance, whether they are careening around a racetrack or purring through suburbia. We explore a selection of the world’s most powerful, sleek, and chic models.

1. Aston Martin Valkyrie ($3.2 Million)

With an emissions-legal 6.5-liter Cosworth V-12 engine, the Valkyrie is the product of an unlikely partnership forged between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. The collaboration culminated in the creation of a road-going hypercar that performs on the racetrack like no other vehicle before it.

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After releasing just 100 or so models on general sale, Aston Martin produced a further 25 track-only specimens, boasting blistering Le Mans-standard performance. Bridging the gap…

With social media filled with images of perfectly sculpted athletes lifting 100-pound weights, weight training can seem downright intimidating. It is important to remember, however, that weightlifting champions aren’t born that way — they developed their strength through a lot of hard work. We all have to begin somewhere.

Here are six strategies to help novice lifters get started with weightlifting:

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1. Warm-up

Skipping your warm-up sessions is a fast track to injury. Taking the time to warm up properly is a vital component of any good workout because it increases your range of motion and allows you to work harder. …

Car manufacturers are continuing to push the boundaries, honing aerodynamics and developing evermore powerful engines. From Koenigsegg and Bugatti, to Hennessey and SSC, here’s a look at the fastest automobiles ever made and the extraordinary teams behind them.

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Hennessey Venom GT

In 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT set a Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0 to 186 mph in an average of 13.63 seconds. The car also clocked a speed of 265.7 mph over two miles that same year. In 2014, the Venom GT recorded a peak speed of 270.49 mph in 2.3 miles. …

Once considered the concern of the world’s richest countries, rising overweight and obesity rates impact every nation in the world, affecting even developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, by 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide were overweight, with 650 million of them classed as obese.

Obesity and overweight are defined as an accumulation of excessive or abnormal fat levels to the point where it may impair health. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is endorsed by medical professionals as a method of tracking adulthood obesity.

Here is what you need to know about this health crisis…

Otherwise known as F1H2O, the F1 Powerboat World Championship is an international powerboat racing competition. It is sponsored by H2O Racing and organized by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM). The event incorporates the highest class of inshore powerboat race in the world, sharing its F1 title with Formula One car racing.

Each F1H20 race follows a marked circuit, usually on a lake, dock, sheltered bay, or river. Each race lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Qualifying periods dictate formation of the boats on the grid. …

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