This is an article from the March 14, 2005 issue
A small band of Europeans hit the slopes for the Red Bull King of Wings event. With a pair of skis and a sail, Andreas Laurent flew 1,640 feet to set a record in the crazy sport of kitewing.
The GlobalFlyer is no Spirit of St. Louis, but Steve Fossett needed just 67 hours to fly it around the world, a record for a nonstop circumnavigation. Lindbergh's 1927 flight from New York to Paris: 3 31/2 hours.
And they're off! A field of 79 mushers and 1,264 dogs is racing the 1,150-mile Iditarod, which weaves through Alaska's frozen rivers and gorges.
Lance is back, riding for a new sponsor in the eight-day, 765-mile Paris to Nice race.
The prodigal rookie returns: Eight weeks after breaking his left arm in a race, 19-year-old rider James (Bubba) Stewart rejoins the THQ Supercross series in Orlando.