Extreme Sports

Word of Mouth
4:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Kale Poland: The Life Of An Ultramarathoner

Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Kale Poland does ultra-marathons, the name is a little misleading, as it now encompasses a lot of really long races of every sort, including triathlons. You may have heard of the Ironman competition: 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a marathon. 

But not for Kale Poland. He has done many 50-mile running races, of course, also a few double-ironman races, even triple and quintuple ironman distance events. But in 2012, he was the seventh American ever to complete what he calls a “deca”. That’s ten times the distance of an Ironman.

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Word of Mouth
1:06 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham: Wheelchair Motocross

Credit Wheels via onlyagame.wbur.org

Wheelchair motocross. Yes. It's a thing. An adrenaline fueled and insanely awesome thing. And Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is the adrenaline junkie bringing it to the spotlight. Aaron, or Wheelz as he's called by his friends in the world of extreme sports and Nitro Circus, was born with spina bifida and has used a wheelchair most of his life.

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