TWO AMERICAN MEN set a record early this year by being the first to free-climbs the 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, which has long been considered one of the most difficult rocks to climb.

It took Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell nineteen days to achieve one of climbing’s most difficult challenges. Although the photos would terrify most of us, Conor Ryan wasn’t as impressed with the feat and wondered how the climbers would fair on one of Ireland most…difficult climbs.

It was announced on Tuesday that Yohan Blake, the second fastest man on the planet, would be competing in the AON Men’s International 100m race on Friday evening in Santry. Dave Meagher reacted to the news with an exceptional piece of Father Ted referencing.

In honour of Conor McGregor’s interim featherweight title victory over Chad Mendes two weeks ago, we looked at his devastating left hand and 14 more of the scariest things in sport. John and Luke McGahren weighed in with two fantastic comments.

After the42′s own Murray Kinsella analyzed how Brodie Retallick is a man continuing to improve and frighten the rest of the rugby world, Martello Mulligan offered his own unique assessment of Retallick’s abilities.

Elvery’s Die Hard spoof featuring Simon Zebo provided plenty of laughs during the week. It had a little bit of everything. Even, as Anthony Campion cleverly spotted, a cameo from Wexford politician Mick Wallace. 

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