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The Perfect Runner

March 5, 2012

“That’s the thing that makes human running special.  We’re not good at speed, we’re good at endurance.”

CBC television will be airing “The Perfect Runner” by Niobe Thompson on The Nature of Things on Thursday March 15th at 8pm.  I was able to see the full documentary and found it really interesting.  One of the highlights for me was when Niobe travelled to Ethiopia to interview local runners.  There is a lot of great running footage from training camps in Addis.  Also, the footage from Siberia is intriguing to see how these people live and how running plays a role in their lives.  Many experts are interviewed about the body’s ability to run with a special focus on barefoot running.  Yeah, check out this documentary next Thursday.

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