Dodge Morgan, the first American to sail around the globe non-stop, died last week after a battle with cancer.
He was 78 years old.
Morgan gained fame in 1986 when he successfully navigated the globe by himself without stopping, doing it in record time.
His love for challenges and zest for life made him a compelling figure in American society, and made him one of the most courageous and unique athletes ever to live.
Here's a closer look at 10 daring athletes who have tackled amazing feats without turning back.