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In that spirit, SI.com asked a bunch of writers which sports events they have never partaken of but would most like to cover, attend or participate in. Their answers ranged from witnessing the big water of Half-Moon Bay to watching an ancient skating marathon on canals of Holland and everything in between. As a bonus, they've thrown in a note about their favorite of all the events they have covered. Herewith is your opportunity to travel the globe with SI's best and brightest, checking out the biggest, strangest, coolest and quirkiest the world of sports has to offer -- without the weird food and cramped seat in coach.