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...And We're Off!

Esther Lofgren | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of training, media, and packing! We are finally heading out today to London, and I can't wait to get there, train, and finally, finally RACE!

Olympic Rowing Dreams -- Day 2

Jonathan Littman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

Time is short. This week the U.S. men's eight -- the last boat to London -- arrives at the U.S. Rowing training center in Princeton for 10 days of final preparation with coach Teti before they fly on July 19 to London for a shot at an Olympic medal.

Olympic Rowing Dreams -- Day 1

Jonathan Littman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

The rower looks like a cyborg plugged into a machine. He is 6'5" and 205 pounds of lean, sculpted muscle, and he is not alone. A short bespectacled gray-haired man with latex-gloved hands sits patiently by his side, clipboard in hand.

CrossFit Works: How an Olympic Rower Trains for London

Erin Cafaro | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Erin Cafaro

To compensate for my size, I have developed a program that includes a paleo-style nutrition plan, heavy lifting and lots of interval work. I am constantly seeking new ways to improve my fitness and technique.

I Will Be Representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympics!

Esther Lofgren | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

It has been a long seven years working towards this -- being the last one cut from the eight in 2008, again in 2009, working through injuries in 2010 and 2011, and then the ups and downs of selection this year.

Woman To Row Across Lake Michigan For Breast Cancer

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

Neither Jenn Gibbons, nor anyone in her close family, has ever had breast cancer. But the 27-year-old has dedicated her life to supporting survivors, ...

Operation Fit & Fabulous: Rowing Is the New Black

Malcolm Harris | Posted 08.08.2012 | Style
Malcolm Harris

It turns out that instead of popping and hopping, I should have been rowing instead. Yes, you heard me -- rowing... Or didn't you hear, rowing is the New Black.

Last Boat to London

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

Just days from now, on May 20 and 22, the team will be racing in Lucerne, Switzerland against France and New Zealand. Only one boat will win this last ticket to the London Summer Games. They call it "The Regatta of Death."

Why I Quit My Job and Rowed Across 3 Oceans

Posted 05.08.2012 | Women

Roz Savage | The Daily Muse Why would a woman in her mid-30s, with no previous record of either adventure or insanity, quit her job, leave her husb...

A Race to Remember

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

The thousand-plus fans lining the shore of Lake Natoma expected no contest. All season long, the Oakland Strokes Women's Varsity 8+ had been the fastest high school boat in the nation. But then something unexpected happened.

Bosnian War Veteran Rows Across Atlantic, Raises Money For Other Vets

Hamilton-Wenham Patch | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

Rowing a boat gently down a stream, merrily, merrily merrily, makes life seem but a dream. But what about rowing a boat hard across the sea? It’s a ...

Rowers Embark Upon Vancouver Island Adventure

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Imagine sharing a 29-foot rowboat with three other athletes for three to four weeks. Round the clock, you're alternating two-hour rowing shifts with two hours of sleep in the small, cramped cabin. At all moments, your crew must be on the alert for storms, ships, logs, and killer whales.

Marin Rowers Win Big in San Diego

Jonathan Littman | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Jonathan Littman

The Marin Rowing junior boys program pulled off a rare trio of victories at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic this weekend, handily winning varsity, lightweight and JV trophies.

PHOTOS: Novice Attempts Trip From Miami To New York -- In A Rowboat

Posted 03.14.2012 | Miami

He has no prior rowing experience, his boat is not designed for ocean travel, and his great-great uncle nearly died off the coast of Fort Lauderdale t...

Which Cardio Machine At The Gym Is Best?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

The vast array of cardio machines is dizzying. But when it comes to getting results, boosting your fitness and shrinking your waistline, the best cardio machine is the one that burns the most calories.

Marin Rowers Win At Head Of Charles

Jonathan Littman | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Jonathan Littman

Marin Rowing's athletes took top medals at the famed Head of the Charles last weekend in the first major regatta of the season.

Money and Acceptance Are Not Enough

Amanda Kraus | Posted 12.06.2011 | College
Amanda Kraus

How could a full scholarship to a prestigious college not ensure matriculation and graduation for our low income and minority students?

Sara Gaynes

9 Great Low-Impact Workouts | Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living

A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that older people have to work out more than younger people to m...

Michael McLaughlin

After Near Death Experience, Long Distance Rower To Make 4th Transatlantic Attempt | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Victor Mooney has tried three times to row across the Atlantic Ocean, but he never came close to making it. Already this year, he spent 14 days in a l...

Atlantic Rowers Disqualified With ONE MILE Left in 2,500-Mile Race

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Two British rowers who spent almost three months racing 2,500 miles across the Atlantic had to be rescued after hitting a reef less than a mile from t...

Katie Spotz Rowing Across Atlantic Ocean For Clean Water

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In a few months, 22-year-old Katie Spotz could become the youngest person ever to complete a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. She set off from Sene...

Row For Water: Katie Spotz, Row, Row Our Boat

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

As the throngs at Copenhagen pack their bags and disperse from the historic summit back to all corners of the globe, a lone young Ohio woman, Katie Spotz, 24, is getting set to start out on a solitary, sea level voyage.

Rocking Manhattan

Rob Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rob Morrison

If you see a small flotilla of wooden boats rowing around Manhattan on Saturday, you can thank an unusual Bronx organization called Rocking the Boat -- boatbuilding for at-risk kids.

How To Recharge Your Business Batteries

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

Summer vacation is the ideal period during the year to take chances and have new experiences, the time and place to venture outside your regular life.

Chinese Rower Shows Up At Wrong Event, Disqualified

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After investing a fortune to grow its rowing program because that sport is rich with gold-medal opportunities, the Chinese watched two medal chances v...