“THE EQUALIZER” EXPLORES THE SCIENCE OF SPORT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER PITS RECORD-SETTING ATHLETES OF TODAY AGAINST LEGENDS OF THE PAST ON THE NATURE OF THINGS, PREMIERING MARCH 3 ON CBC-TV
World-class champions Andre De Grasse, Sarah Hammer, Adam van Koeverden,
Paul Biedermann and Christina Obergföll determine whether technology gives them an edge in this original Canadian/German co-production
Every year, elite athletes go higher, faster, farther, setting new world records. Are today’s world record holders really better than the superstars of the past? Or do they get their edge from their high tech gear? What if the greatest high-performance athletes – present and past – could compete against each other on a level playing field? If competitive conditions were equalized, would today’s stars come out on top, or would they be beaten by heroes of the past? “The Equalizer”, a special one-hour investigation explores the impact of scientific advancements on personal bests in individual sports. The Canadian/German co-production premieres on THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki, Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV.