Sports action photos

February 17, 2010 at 12:29 am 1 comment

The winners of the annual World Press Photo Contest were recently announced. A strict copyright policy prohibits me from embedding any of the images into my blog, but be sure to click through to these amazing photos:

  • David Miralle, Jr. took 1st place in the “Sports Action: Stories” category for chronicling the 2009 Ironman World Championships. This shot of a lone cyclist on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway is almost eerie—and this picture warning spectators of athletes in pain is destined to become a poster for the most masochistic of endurance athlete.
  • My favorite collection in the sports action stories category took 2nd place—the World Masters Games in Sydney, shot by Craig Golding. Every one of his images captures the human spirit and sporting ethic.
  • Elizabeth Kreutz’s photo of Lance Armstrong’s spidery-veined leg is equally disgusting and weirdly awesome—and  one in a series of a pictures documenting Lance’s Tour de France comeback that took 1st prize in the “Sports Features: Stories” category.
  • There is a quiet dignity, powerful pride, and an undertone of sadness in Denis Rouvre’s portraits of Senegalese wrestles.
  • Finally, Stepan Rudik captures the violent brutality of street fighting boys and young men in the Ukraine.

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  • 1. Josh  |  February 17, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Good stuff JR! Thanks for these!


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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