New England Sports :: Features RSS for Features section of the New England Sports Magazine http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com Mon, 09 Feb 2009 00:40:06 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/images/M_images/joomla_rss.png Powered by Joomla! 1.0 http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com RSS for Features section of the New England Sports Magazine From the Editor: What’s in a Medal? http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/from-the-editor-what%92s-in-a-medal.html In December, I had the honor of meeting Constantina Tomescu-Dita, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in women’s marathon, along with numerous other Olympic and professional athletes at the 2nd annual Boulder Athletes Gathering. Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:26:01 +0100 Ten Top Bicycling Tours in North America Selected by Adventure Cyclist Magazine http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/ten-top-bicycling-tours-in-north-america-selected-by-adventure-cyclist-magazine.html In its second annual Ten Top Tours feature, Adventure Cyclist magazine has chosen and profiled ten of the finest cycling destinations in North America. Each destination is home to world-class bicycle touring on low- or no-traffic roads and trails through a wide variety of beautiful landscapes. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:30:06 +0100 USA Triathlon Partners with Athletes for a Fit Planet http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/usa-triathlon-partners-with-athletes-for-a-fit-planet.html USA Triathlon has expanded its GoGreen Initiative and its efforts to offer members access to environmentally friendly events by partnering with Athletes for a Fit Planet in 2009. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:20:58 +0100 Competitor Group Announces Acquisition of Denver Marathon http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/competitor-group-announces-acquisition-of-denver-marathon.html Partnership includes Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Increases CGI’s Portfolio to 25 National Events Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100 New Ski Read http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/new-ski-read.html Over the years, Jonathan Wiesel has visited more than 300 cross-country ski areas, resorts and groomed trail systems—all in the process of writing a book and more than 1,000 articles on cross-country skiing. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:16:17 +0100 Five Minutes with Phelps http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/five-minutes-with-phelps.html Michael Phelps needs no introduction. The swimming star was recently in the area to promote PureSport sports drink. We were able to catch up with Phelps briefly and learned he’s not a fan of open water. Tue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 Journeys of Peace: Running with Reza Baluchi http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/journeys-of-peace-running-with-reza-baluchi.html He is a man of peace. And since 1996, Reza Baluchi has taken his love of athletics to spread the word of peace around the world, first through cycling and now through running. “I hope to leave this world knowing that I helped to make it a better place,” says Baluchi. A resident of Boulder, Colo., Baluchi was born in 1972 into a large rice-farming family in northern Iran. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 15:14:20 +0100 Year in Pictures http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/year-in-pictures.html Our contributors captured some remarkable moments in sport in 2008. See them here. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:38:19 +0100 New England Sports Best of ’08 http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/new-england-sports-best-of-%9208.html Far from exhaustive, this list barely scratches the surface of all the things we love about New England and what it has to offer its athletes. This includes stores, scenery, gear, events, races and everything else that we thought was truly unique and stood out for an extra shout in our first-ever Best Of guide. Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:29:07 +0100 Some Ski Areas Improve Environmental Policy, Others Exacerbate the Harm http://www.newenglandsportsmag.com/features/some-ski-areas-improve-environmental-policy-others-exacerbate-the-harm.html The Ski Area Environmental Scorecard, published by the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition, is an independent review that provides consumers a way to assess resorts’ environmental stewardship. This year, 16 of 83 resorts evaluated boosted their scores. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:08:02 +0100