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SI Adventure

Tim DeBoom made a brilliant late run to win the Ironman

Mind Bender
Mountain biker Josh Bender lives over the edge but says he's no
crash-test dummy

Arctic Circle
Two explorers completed a bone-chilling, mind-numbing odyssey
around Greenland

Lovers Leap
Brenda and Dennis McGlynn have built their marriage on an
infatuation with BASE jumping

Inside Out
The Human Fly recalls his climb up the World Trade Center, a
nun's triathlon habit and more news

Murphy's Law
In the wake of Sept. 11, an adventure racer returns to his
work--and true danger

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TOPHER DONAHUE White-knuckle moment Steve Monks had little interest in the view while climbing the Sacred Ground route of Castleton Tower in Utah.

"If I die on a bike, it will be plain stupidity. When I die,
I'll do it on my own terms, in a nice, warm bed when I'm
sleeping." --Josh Bender page A13