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An alternative to treadmill running? (Read 78 times)



    If runners could defy gravity, they would run laps in a vertical loop instead of on a treadmill. However, such crazy notions are impossible until witnessing this video.


    Sponsored by Pepsi Max, stunt man Damien Walters attempts to run upside down in a loop. The loop looks like a never-ending ramp that you’d see at a skate park, and was specially built for Walter’s never-done-before stunt trick. It’s not a trick, though.



    In order to complete a full cycle without falling on his head, Walters has to reach a speed of 8.65 mph at the top of the loop. That means sprinter and multiple world record holder Usain Bolt would probably have little difficulty running two full loop cycles.



    Don't call me Buttercup!

      That's pretty darn cool. =)

      Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 



        That's pretty cool.

        - Andrew


          Hey... that's the key to me getting faster! Run 8.65 mph or risk falling on your head. Come on, move those damn legs!


          So where can I buy one of those things, exactly?

          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

          18 marathons, 18 BQs since 2010