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May 30, 2005
May 30, 2005

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May 30, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure
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CATCHING UP WITH
LETTERS
THE END OF THE HOME RUN ERA
Horse Racing
NBA Playoffs
SOCCER
Online Poker
Inside Baseball
Inside The WNBA
  • Seeking a fresh start after battling depression, Chamique Holdsclaw is reviving her game in Los Angeles

  • No WNBA champion has repeated since L.A. in 2002, and with defending titlist Seattle having lost two starters, its reign may be over. Here are four teams that could unseat the Storm.

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April 22

This is an article from the May 30, 2005 issue Original Layout

Surfer Dan Moore (left), 48, won the Billabong XXL award for the 68-footer he rode at Jaws last December. After a wipeout Moore said he felt like a gecko "when a person steps on it."

May 22

Robert Miller's Mari-Cha IV (left) will chase a 100-year-old record (12 days, 4 hours) in the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge, which started at New York City and ends at the English Channel.

May 29

The third Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, the highest 26.2-mile footrace in the world, starts at 17,149-feet at base camp and descends nearly 6,000 feet to Namche Bazaar.

June 3

Opening nationwide, Lords of Dogtown, the fictionalized version of Stacy Peralta's 2001 documentary, features Heath Ledger (left) as the mentor of a group of scraggly skaters during the 1970s.

June 12

Some of the world's largest great white sharks gather less than 30 miles from San Francisco Bay, but that doesn't stop 1,500 athletes from swimming there in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

Baja Boys

Six world-class mountain bikers take a reconnaissance trek from La Paz, Mexico

Earlier this month six of the world's best mountain bikers traveled to Mexico's Sea of Cortez for a far more rigorous expedition than any John Steinbeck ever envisioned. Darren Berrecloth, Robbie Bourdon, Aaron Chase, Cedric Gracia, Kyle Strait and Cameron Zink became the first riders to explore the desolate terrain outside Baja California's La Paz and on San José Island on fat tires. On their two-week trek, dubbed the Red Bull Recon, the pro riders traveled by boat, helicopter and bee-infested Jeep to jump off 15-foot drops on loose, jagged terrain. "There were some sections where the seashells stuck out of the rocks. If you fell, you'd get shredded," Chase says. "It was like big-mountain skiing on a bike. It was epic."

COLOR PHOTOROBERT OLIVER (TRIATHLON)COLOR PHOTOTRISTAR/EVERETT COLLECTION (LEDGER)COLOR PHOTOGURINDER OSAN/AP (EVEREST RACE)COLOR PHOTOMIKE SEGAR/REUTERS (MARI-CHA IV)COLOR PHOTOROBERT BROWN/BILLABONGXXL.COM (MOORE)COLOR PHOTOJOHN GIBSON/RED BULL (STRAIT)EL PRIMO For 13 days Strait rode over rugged and remote terrain.