- 159 pages
- 41cm x 30cm
- Published in New York, 2015
Renowned for its ace photography, Victory Journal splashes athletes’ blood, sweat, and tears onto its oversized, large-format pages. Taking a broad approach to sports, this issue tackles the full-blooded emotions that intertwine with major events, and how those intense moments can define a lifetime.
Prepare to read stories of triumph and disappointment, while poring over the glorious photography and illustrations on its spectacular, inky spreads.
In this issue:
- The generation-spanning lumberjack championships
- The Kelsey family’s tireless dedication to the old cowboy way on the 9QC Ranch
- In Squamish, B.C., Spencer Seabrooke has to fight his own body in order to walk untethered on a highline where even the smallest mistake means immediate death
- Abigail Bergman is fuelled by some great mysterious desire, swimming alone for endless stretches, navigating roiling waters and jellyfish stings in her quest to swim every one of the Ocean’s Seven
- Writer Dave Tompkins explores (and also maybe invents) the earliest days of fantasy football
- Photographer Emily Maye surveys the difficult Belgium Classic bike race
- And Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack traverse the globe, documenting the shocking metamorphosis of former Olympic venues