Teen out of coma after horrific long-boarding accident

Teen out of coma after horrific long-boarding accident

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PLEASANT HILL, Calif. —

An East Bay teenager has made a remarkable recovery just one month after a devastating skateboarding accident.

Just two and a half weeks ago Ryan Carroll was in a coma after the Santa Barbara City College student suffered a serious head-injury after crashing on a long-board.

Now that Carroll is out of a coma and returning to his old self, he’s become a…

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Ice Climbing in an Alaskan Glacial Paradise

Ice Climbing in an Alaskan Glacial Paradise

Climbing on Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. CreditStuart Miller

Standing on a glacier, you expect the world to be a vast expanse of white.

But beneath your feet, or rather, beneath the crampons keeping your feet stable, glacier ice is so densely compacted that it absorbs the other colors of the spectrum, leaving a blue so blue it is stunning.

That revelation came to…

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El Gouna to host Miss Scuba UK 2014

El Gouna to host Miss Scuba UK 2014

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The Red Sea town of El Gouna and the Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA), are set to welcome the finalists of Miss Scuba UK 2014, a competition which aims to promote safe diving practices and highlight the importance of marine conservation.

Taking place from 26 April to 3 May 2014, the competition is the brainchild of scuba diver and conservation devotee, Robert Lo, owner of the Sipadan Mabul…

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UCI Women Road World Cup: Victory for Ferrand Prevot in Flèche Wallonne

UCI Women Road World Cup: Victory for Ferrand Prevot in Flèche Wallonne

Pauline Ferrand Prevot of Rabo-Liv won the 17th Flèche Wallonne in Belgium on Wednesday. “This is the biggest victory of my career,” the 22-year old French rider said after the finish on the Mur de Huy. “Marianne Vos and the entire team rode for me today and I really wanted to finish it off. This is just amazing. A real team victory and I can’t believe I won.”

Lizzie Armitstead finished second…

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La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2014: Lizzie Armitstead extends World Cup lead with second place

La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2014: Lizzie Armitstead extends World Cup lead with second place

British rider recorded her third consecutive runners-up spot to stretch gap at the top of the overall standings Lizzie Armitstead (left) on the podium with French winner Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini Lizzie Armitstead (left) on the podium with French winner Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini Photo: AFP

Lizzie Armitstead increased her lead in the World Cup by with her third consecutive second-placed finish in La Flèche Wallonne Féminine on Wednesday.

T…

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Parkour vs BMX: How popular is Parkour compared to other extreme sports?

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Here at The London Traceur, we know there’s nothing better than listening to some great tunes and practicing our Parkour. We’re sure it’s the best sport out there, but we wanted to see if the public agreed with us.

To find this out, we looked at which extreme sport gets the most hits on Youtube, to see what people are really watching.

Combined audience of the…

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Skydive Dubai sets a new World Record by Base Jumping from the top of Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building

Skydive Dubai sets a new World Record by Base Jumping from the top of Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building

Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall,
-Fred and Vince broke the new Guinness World Record Title of the Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, on Monday 21st of April 2014
-The jump from The Burj Khalifa was only possible with the construction of a 3 X 1 meter platform at the very top of the…

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Yosemite rock climber rescued by helicopter after 30-foot fall

Yosemite rock climber rescued by helicopter after 30-foot fall

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Bridalveil Fall and Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite National Park. A mountain climber was rescued Sunday, after he fell 30 feet while climbing nearby Higher Cathedral Spire. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / May 11, 2009)

Rescuers had to airlift a rock climber out of Yosemite National Park after he suffered major injuries in a 30-foot fall Sunday, authorities said.

A 26-year-old man from Palo…

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Cyclist Rogers cleared to race after doping case

Cyclist Rogers cleared to race after doping case

AIGLE, Switzerland — Former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling’s governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test.

The International Cycling Union agreed “there was a significant probability” clenbuterol in his sample came from contaminated meat.


 Rogers raced in China, where clenbuterol is administered to livestock, days…

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12 extreme facts about Mount Everest

12 extreme facts about Mount Everest


Climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest. Photo / AP/Alpenglow Expeditions

Climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest. Photo / AP/Alpenglow Expeditions

Mount Everest is one of the most recognisable mountains in the world. Every year hundreds of people attempt to reach its summit – many lose their lives.

People from around the world are captivated by its height – some 8848 metres above sea level – and the adventurous, driven, mountain…

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