Adventures: The Uncommon Men

Some men satisfy their sporting instincts by chasing golf balls around fairways. Others like to lose themselves in a game of checkers or a televised football match. Then there are the thrill seekers, a wild and often winning lot who delight in doing what has never been done.

Bruce Tulloh, the former British Olympic distance runner, is panting across the plains of Oklahoma in an attempt to run from Los Angeles to New York in a record 66 days. Four of his countrymen are pushing their dog sleds toward Spitsbergen, Norway, in the...

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