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When it comes to “hanging” around, Nika Potapova isn’t like other teenagers. The 15-year-old Ukrainian set a new record on the Zlagboard. 2:02.94 minutes – that’s how long Potapova’s finger strength lasted while clinging onto the two-centimeter-deep holds on the fingerboard in Chamonix.
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Over 6,000 climbers, including numerous top athletes, have already risen to the challenge. Spaniard Ramón Julián Puigblanque broke the male record, managing to hold onto the Zlagboard for 2:44.35 minutes.
Video: Potapova’s Zlagboard world record
Vertical-Life has been organizing this contest for three years and has so far taken it to around 50 climbing events and festivals.
Philip Köster, three-time windsurfing world champion talks with ISPO.com about his comeback after a ten-month injury break, his sponsors, and a risky encounter. Exclusive interview with the German windsurfing superstar.
From 2018, Veronika Rücker will take on chairmanship of the DOSB, following on from Michael Vesper. President Hörmann explains why the committee chose Rücker.
Swedish fitness brand Casall has outfitted superstar Katy Perry, thereby presenting itself to a broad public. To advertise her new album, singer Katy Perry has organized a 72-hour “Big Brother“ in her house in Los Angeles via YouTube, during which she also completed a live workout session with fitness coach Magnus Lygdbäck.
The workout with her personal trainer took place in Katy Perry’s private fitness studio, which was outfitted with products by Casall. The exercises were also chosen so that fans could join in live, announced Casall. The focuses were core strength and posture.
The workout motto was “train like a rock star.” Katy Perry has over 970,000 follower on YouTube.
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The trail runner has over 100.000 followers on facebook. He is popular in the outdoor scene. He knows his limits and has a vision for sports in the outdoors. What's Krupicka's secret?
Puma appoints a true legal expert as new Chief Compliance Officer. She will report directly to CEO Bjørn Gulden.
Here, top climber and entrepreneur Stefan Glowacz analyzes the state of his sport – and the success of bouldering.
He devoted his life to the ocean: Jack O’Neill, the surfing icon, business founder and developer of the wetsuit has passed away at the age of 94 amongst his family in his home in Santa Cruz (California, USA).
Jack O’Neill was born on March 27, 1923 in Denver, Colorado and moved with his family to Long Beach, California where he discovered his love for surfing at an early age. After completing his Economics degree in Portland, Oregon and his service in the US Navy during the Second World War, O’Neill moved to San Francisco – partly for his love of surfing.
Jack O’Neill: Developer of the wetsuit
There he worked meticulously during the 1950s on finding a way to stay in ice-cold water for longer.
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