Makenzie Wethington broke her pelvis, spine, shoulder, several ribs and a tooth in the fall
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Tuesday 06 November 2012
"I'm scared. On an Olympic scale." Presenters tend to say this kind of thing a lot, of course, it rarely being a sin to amplify your emotions on screen. But it sounded pretty authentic when it occurred in Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature, a popular-science series that explores the interaction of biological and human design.
Thursday 01 November 2012
His spectacular free fall from the edge of space may have won Felix Baumgartner a place in the record books, but the Austrian sky diver is now threatened with a fall from grace over a court case in which he stands accused of punching a Greek lorry driver in the face.
Thursday 25 October 2012
The title of his tour is 'Rollercoaster' and pedestrian flats and tickling highs are exactly what you get with John Bishop's latest offering.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
43-year-old stuntman intends to settle down with his girlfriend and pursue a (comparatively) low-octane second career flying rescue helicopters.
Thursday 11 October 2012
As Red Bull prepares to send a man into the stratosphere, Simon Usborne examines its extreme-sports business plan
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt at a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds.
Monday 08 October 2012
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is preparing to take the leap of his life aiming for the highest, fastest free fall in history.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.
Tuesday 04 September 2012
Monday 03 September 2012
Friday 31 August 2012
Thursday 30 August 2012
Sarah Storey won Great Britain's first gold medal of the XIV Paralympics with a supreme victory in the women's C5 three-kilometres individual pursuit at the London 2012 velodrome.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Artists will use 450 balloons and thousands of light emitting diodes to turn the 2,000-year-old Hadrian's Wall into the world's longest work of art.
Friday 17 August 2012
A skydiver has survived a harrowing plunge to the ground after his main parachute failed and a reserve chute only partially worked.
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