Not so long ago, many in our country perceived windsurfing as something distant, fabulously beautiful from another life, another world. Beautifully built, tanned young people against the background of blue waves and the ocean breeze turned this sport into something inaccessible, beyond the control of a simple person. And what was the surprise when the name of our compatriot – St. Petersburg guy Yegor Popretinsky was found in the top ten windsurfers of the planet.
Egor was born in Leningrad on October 8, 1986. The ordinary life of a simple St. Petersburg teenager made a sharp turn at the age of twelve. The craving for sports was founded from an early age, but instead of the traditional football, hockey or basketball for Leningrad at that time, little Egor made his choice in favor of extreme sports. The search for himself in sports affected both martial arts and skateboarding, but everything was changed by one simple trip to his grandmother. Continue reading
There are not many true skyrunners in the world for 2019. This sport is not common for a huge audience of people. Its goal is to conquer mountain peaks and hills at a speed. That is, athletes in the literal sense of the word rise to a height in order to fix time in the future. Skyrunning involves precisely the speed of movement of a person on the ground. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a prominent representative of this sport.
It came at the beginning of 1999. It was then that Kilian first became acquainted with mountaineering. And the following year he became a participant in the race for the Spanish Cup La Molina. Even then, the young man showed himself from the very best side, eliminating a different opinion about the unpreparedness and lack of stamina. By the way, already in 2001 the first offers on professional sports followed. Continue reading
On August 23, 1962, the first-born, Dean Karnazes, was born into a working-class Greek family. A year later, Craig was born, and after three – Peri. For fourteen years, the family lived in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles. The child’s running addiction appeared in early childhood. Passing into the third grade, he began to participate in short-distance competitions. Getting older, the boy more and more liked to test himself for endurance and unrestrainedly drawn to travel. At the age of eleven, he went through the entire Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Related States. And when the future marathoner turned 12, he covered 65 km in one day on a bicycle. Continue reading