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The story of Arthur, a stray who adopted a team of Swedish athletes competing in Ecuador, spread quickly after he refused to be left behind. Krister Goransson/Peak Performance hide caption

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Nicholas Mevoli in a video, posted in in August. He talked of his love for freediving. On Sunday, Mevoli died after trying to set an American record. YouTube.com hide caption

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In 2012, these two base jumpers wearing wingsuits were high above Chamonix in the French Alps. Cyril Duval/AP hide caption

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Wingsuit Flying: Incredible Thrill, But 'No Second Chance'

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A runner tries to escape with his life as zombies pursue him during the Run for Your Lives race. The 5K course is littered with obstacles — and the undead. HGL hide caption

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