ABU DHABI, UAE
For 26 years, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge participants have struggled through the sand dunes of the Gulf Emirates. This year, British rider Sam Sunderland had to deal with poor visibility, characteristic of the area, on the very first day on his ride through the Liwa Oasis, south of Abu Dhabi.
But Sunderland, who was making his return to racing after breaking his leg at the end of last year, didn’t let it slow him down. He eventually finished second behind his KTM teammate, Australian Toby Price.
In order to prepare for his first ride down the Niagara Falls, Mexican kayak pro Rafa Ortiz traveled to some of the most difficult kayaking locations in the world.
For three years, a film crew followed Ortiz and his team on their journeys (pictured is Evan Garcia’s training session at the Agua Azul waterfalls) and captured breathtaking descents, which are the subject of the new documentary Chasing Niagara.
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Each year, Red Bull Sound Select puts on more than 200 gigs in 18 cities worldwide in order to support aspiring musicians. At the intimate events, artists and the audience come together at eye level.
Take Cakes da Killa’s show at Aisle 5 in Atlanta: The ferocious rapper had the club jumping, wading right into the packed crowd.