The new SailGP is re-defining the sport of sailing. As a completely new global sports series featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism, SailGP puts the fan at the center of the sport. The racing takes place in some of the world’s most iconic city waterfronts, where athletes from rival nations will race head-to-head on the newly redefined F50 wingsailed catamarans, which fly above the water on wave-piercing hydrofoils at speeds of over 50 knots (60 mph). Check out the first event of the season in 2019, that took place in the Sydney Harbour, Australia!
Henry Cejudo defended his title this past weekend against former bantamweight titlist turned flyweight, TJ Dillashaw. Sports Illustrated Photographer Erick W. Rasco went ringside to cover the main event and undercards in Brooklyn, NY.
They're already head and shoulders above their peers, and there's every reason to expect that these six young athletes—the best of the best at each age—will dominate the headlines and stat lines for years (and decades) to come.
The Summer Youth Olympic Games took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday 7th October 2018 featuring 28 sports. The YOG is an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world, bringing together talented young athletes aged 15 to 18 from over 200 countries. An event distinct from other youth sports events, as they also integrate a unique Culture and Education Programme, based around five main themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-being and Healthy Lifestyles.
Sports Illustrated captured the 40th Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 13, which saw the defending champions win again. Daniela Ryf, 31, of Rumisberg, Switzerland, lowered her course record to 8:26:18. Patrick Lange, 32, of Bad Wildungen, Germany, won the men's race in 7:52:39, becoming the first person ever to finish in under eight hours.
LeBron James played his first preseason game with the Lakers on Sept. 30 when the Nuggets made the trip to California. Sports Illustrated photographer John W. McDonough was on hand when James made his first major appearance in Laker yellow.
Sports Illustrated contributing photographer Rob Tringali followed David Wright as he played his last game with the New York Mets this past Saturday. Wright retired after 14 years in the league and 5 years as the captain of the Mets.