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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week presents a round-up of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.
OBIT: The journalist Roy Wallack dies while mountain biking. Wallack, 64, an accomplished writer, journalist, and cyclist, died Saturday morning in a bicycle accident in Point Mugu State Park, California. According to the LA TimesHe fell on a steep path and sustained a head injury.
Rescuers arrived at the scene but were unable to resuscitate him. Wallack has written for the LA Times, Triathlete, Bike Guide, Outdoors, Bicycling, Runner’s World, Westways, and more. His books include “Run for life“And” Bike for Life: How to Go to 100. “
RECORD: American Sara Hall runs the second fastest women’s marathon. On Sunday morning, Sara Hall ran the second fastest marathon of all time by an American with an end time of 2:20:32.
She ran the marathon project in Chandler, Arizona. Hall was hoping to beat a 14-year record of 2:19:36 from Deena Kastor. Brigid Kosgei holds the fastest women’s marathon World title.
CYCLE: Italian rider banned from cycling for life. Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco, 37, has just received a lifelong ban from cycling Nado Italia (an anti-doping body) after a blood doping test.
Ricco had previously been banned for two years after the 2008 Tour de France and was in the middle of serving one Start of the 12-year ban in 2011 after doping and illness.
FUNDRAISER: Pro Soccer Team designs jerseys to raise money for hospital aid. Queensboro FC (QBFC) is a professional men’s soccer team based in Queens, NY. Today the football club announced its For our heroes, from our heroes: Community Kit, a limited edition jersey initiative designed to help increase funding for hospitals in Queens through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Fundraiser proceeds will benefit the health care heroes who have been working 24/7 since March 2020 to care for thousands of patients every day,” QBFC wrote. The community kit will be released in February.
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