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Balanced 'Madmen': Psychology of Extreme Sports

Why some people are drawn to risks while others shy away.

When it comes to adventure sports, taking carefully calculated risks versus thrill-seeking could mean the difference between life and death. Most people chalk every life-risking maneuver up to madness, but two elite freeskiers, and tons of empirical data point to other influences at work. It’s time to set the record straight on the motivation of extreme sportsmen and why the challenges they seek may be healthier than we think.

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