In late June, 60-year old "Monster" Tajima set a new course record for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and was the first to break the 10-minute barrier. Watch the video of his entire climb via a camera mounted on his hood:
For more info on the climb:
I first became interested in the climb as a kid, since my family spent our summers in Colorado. The climb received a huge amount of coverage in the local Denver papers, and back then the road was entirely unpaved. Purists dismiss Tajima's record, since the road is almost entirely paved now. Having driven (very carefully and slowly) on high Colorado mountain roads many times, with steep dropoffs and no guard rails—i.e., you're dead if you make a mistake—I can attest that what these drivers do requires balls of titanium, paved roads or not.
What a tragedy. The guy fell to his death with his son watching.
Tragedy Struck in Texas As a Rangers Fan Died After Trying To Catch a Foul Ball. Here is the Video
A Texas Rangers fan died after falling about 20 feet while trying to catch a foul ball. During the July 7, 2011 game between the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's, a fan reaching out for a foul ball fell 20 feet into a space in left field.
Rangers president Nolan Ryan said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened to learn that the man who fell has passed away as a result of this tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
The Texas Rangers fan incident occurred in the second inning of the A's-Rangers game. Oakland's Conor Jackson hit a foul ball to left field. Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton threw the ball into the stands and the fan reached out and fell about 20 feet. The fan left the stadium in a stretcher and was rushed to hospital.
A similar incident happened last year when a man fell nearly 30 feet at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
If you need to be cheered up a/o your hope in humanity restored.....this is a great story.
Student wins the Compton High School free throw contest ($40k) decides to split the winning money with the seven other finalists.
The event - a foul-shooting contest for top academic students at Compton High School in Los Angeles - was created with a simple premise: Organizers wanted to show the kids at Compton how to create community spirit with college scholarship money as the incentive.........
"I've already been blessed so much and I know we're living with a bad economy, so I know this money can really help my classmates," he said in a release from the school. "It was the right decision."
7 people are dead in GR from a shooting. Suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler now has 2 hostages in Plainfield. Keep the families in your thoughts and prayers. Info here.
with Taylor Lautner
Funny, but even a lot more of these won't fill the void of no NFL season.