High Riser Bob Seagren has pole-vaulted farther into the indoor sky than anyone else. The personable Californian, John Underwood writes, aspires to yet greater heights.
Grenoble's icy trials are reported by Bob Ottum as the World Bobsled Championships are held on the controversial concrete run built for next winter's Olympic Games.
New Mexico's surprise is snow. Rising up out of its desert are mountains that provide some of the best skiing in the country. Their sunlit charms are described by Fred Smith.