Kristen Johnson, also known as Lady Houdini, goes far beyond the role women usually play in escape acts. "It was important for me to be a strong example for young women in particular," she says.
A massive wildfire is continuing to burn near the resort towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley in Idaho. While some evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes, the fire could burn until the first snows come this fall.
In London, two women cyclists who train in Idaho plan to vie for medals — in very different events. Kristin Armstrong races the clock in a skinsuit in the time trial, while mountain biker Georgia Gould combines speed with technical prowess to navigate rocky descents and dirt trails.