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Cheltenham Festival: Bryony Frost makes history on emotional day

Cheltenham Festival: Bryony Frost makes history on emotional day

The words poured out in emotional fashion as Bryony Frost became the first female jockey to win a top-flight race on an inspirational day at the Cheltenham Festival. The 23-year-old Frost was roared home by an ecstatic crowd to win the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase onboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Frodon to secure her place in…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G season crown

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G season crown

In a season of superlatives and shattered records, Mikaela Shiffrin has added the super-G World Cup crown to the overall and slalom titles. The American, who turned 24 on Wednesday, clinched the super-G Crystal Globe at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra to cement her growing status as one of the sport’s greats. She…MORE

Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 10, chooses Great Britain Olympic team

Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 10, chooses Great Britain Olympic team

Sky Brown may only be 10-years-old, but the pint-sized skateboarder, dancer and surfer has ambitions beyond her tender years. Brown was named Thursday in the five-strong British skateboard team that hopes to reach the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. If the team qualifies, Brown will be aged 12 when the Games begin. That would make her…MORE

Found as a dying baby, Haitian Celine Marti is now an international skier

Found as a dying baby, Haitian Celine Marti is now an international skier

Her heart racing and stomach tightening, Celine Marti stands in the start gate and focuses on her breathing. With seconds to go, she looks out at the vertiginous slope in front of her and thinks about her daughter, her parents, and the Haitian people she is representing. Against the odds, she has made it. The…MORE

Beat Feuz wins World Cup downhill title from Dominik Paris

Beat Feuz wins World Cup downhill title from Dominik Paris

Consistency was king for speed merchant Beat Feuz as the Swiss racer successfully defended his World Cup downhill season title in a tense battle with Italian Dominik Paris. The 32-year-old Feuz took an 80-point lead over Paris into the last downhill of the season at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra and finished sixth…MORE

Who needs a ski lift when you can use a Zeppelin?

Who needs a ski lift when you can use a Zeppelin?

The giant Zeppelin hangs above the Alps like the spaceship of another planet descending on our own. But skiers Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger and Fabian Lentsch, come in peace; a trio seeking to achieve a world first. Their aim: to Zeppelin-ski. “We saw a Zeppelin circling around the sky,” recalled Ager of the light-hearted afterthought…MORE