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April 29, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Pie in the Sky? Welcome to the new space race, in which three rival highfliers are vying to be the first to skydive from 25 miles above the earth--a long-shot feat they hope won't turn them to bacon

By Franz Lidz

Hot & Cold At the Marathon des Sables, billed as the world's toughest footrace, even the stoutest of competitors couldn't avoid getting Saharan sand kicked (and blown) in their faces

By Kelli Anderson

Cold The inaugural South Pole Marathon was a subzero struggle that ended in bitter arguments, threatened lawsuits and even a complaint to the FBI

By Austin Murphy

As Tough As It Gets Challenge comes in many forms, but these four tests have this in common: Each is the cruelest of its kind


By Richard Deitsch; Charles Hirshberg; Albert Chen

Livin' It Nearly 50 years after Hillary, there are still plenty of firsts to be bagged on Everest

Invasion of the Trout-snatchers

By Austin Murphy

Unforgiving Mountain Four seasoned adventurers had a bold vision: to set a record by skiing from the peak of Alaska's Mount St. Elias to the sea. But after two of them reached the summit, something went terribly wrong

By L. Jon Wertheim With special reporting by George Dohrmann and Yi-Wyn Yen

Golf Plus

Golf Plus

Growing Pains As sprawling golf communities devour South Carolina's Low Country, some residents ask, How much is too much?

By Alan Shipnuck

The Week

By Sal Johnson Edited by Gary Van Sickle

Big Play Justin Leonard putted brilliantly at the WorldCom Classic, but it was the 18-incher he missed that led to his victory

By David Glenz

Q&A Former PGA champ Mark Brooks is a kitchen magician

By Mark Brooks

Catching Up With...

Carroll Shelby, Auto Racer MARCH 25, 1957

By John O'Keefe

Si View

Shrink City Its population in decline and its fans wracked by anxiety, Detroit is desperate for a winner

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in Television

By Richard Deitsch

On Your (Book) Marks

TV Talk

By Tom Durkin; Richard Deitsch

Pro Basketball

Good and Nasty

To beat the Pacers, the Nets will need some intimidating play from bruising Kenyon Martin, who walks the line between tough and dirty.

By Chris Ballard

Pro Football

Anatomy of a Draft The inside story of how owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys nearly botched things up in the first round--but ended up scoring big

By Peter King


Prize Catch With his fearless fielding and a suddenly sizzling bat, Twins centerfielder Torii Hunter has been a gem for his endangered ballclub

By Jeff Pearlman

No Friends in High Places If baseball were just a game and not big business, the Twins would be safe and the Brewers would be out

By Tom Verducci



Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib; Michael Farber

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Here's Looking Up at You Because luxury boxes hog much of the prime viewing area, most other fans have a view only a mountain goat could love.

By Rick Reilly


Turning Gold into Gold Olympic champ Kurt Angle is making a mint in the WWF--and ending a taboo

By Daniel G. Habib

Books Two Tales of Baseball, About As Far from the Major Leagues As You Can Find It

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off

In Search of the Straight Line Wilson sparks controversy by claiming its new balls are the first to roll true

By Gary Van Sickle



By Kostya Kennedy; Pete McEntegart Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces in the Crowd

Working Overtime

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy