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SOURCE Red Bull Media House
Skate and soccer phenoms open up about the passions and pressures of living the dream
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the hottest young superstars in sports take center stage in the July issue of The Red Bulletin, available now on newsstands as well as in the magazine's digital editions. Cover subject Ryan Sheckler, 24, who has been a pro skateboarder for nearly half his life, talks candidly about what it takes to succeed in action sports today, when connecting with sponsors and fans demands much more than stomping tricks. And Brazil's Neymar da Silva Santos Junior shares his feelings as, at only 22, he looks toward achieving his dream of competing in soccer's World Cup – on his home turf and with the weight of the country's hopes on his shoulders.
The features reveal what Sheckler and Neymar have in common, from growing up as prodigies to dealing with exposure on social media, and from the joy they still take in their sports to the strong motivation they feel to give back. Neymar addresses his recent "we're all monkeys" campaign made in response to discrimination, while Sheckler says, "My passion for skating has, if anything, grown just from being able to travel the way I travel and meeting the people I get to meet and helping the people I really want to help."
Covering, as always, music, culture and lifestyle topics in addition to sports, this edition of The Red Bulletin also includes in its 100 pages a retrospective of iconic photos by Finnish skateboarder-turned-photographer Arto Saari; an interview with the rockers of Linkin Park; an in-depth feature on the "scraper bike" movement that's taking over East Oakland, California; a profile of Nicole Pacelli, the world champion in stand-up paddleboarding who takes on male competitors and 30-foot waves with equal assurance; and much more.
The Red Bulletin is published globally in e-paper format, as a tablet app and as printed magazine – with an overall print and digital circulation of more than 2.7 million. Each month the magazine appears in 12 national versions spanning five languages.
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