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Almost Impossible

Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series • 2017

WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the science behind remarkable feats of strength, agility and performance that test the limits of human possibility.

WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the science behind remarkable feats of strength, agility and performance that test the limits of human possibility.

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1 season available (6 episodes)

1 season available

(6 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

Why It's Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon

One of the world's finest distance runners came so close to achieving the greatest feats of athleticism in history: a sub two-hour marathon. Here's why only a handful of people in the world could ever come close to a two-hour marathon.
Episode 2

Why It's Almost Impossible to Hold Your Breath for 24 Minutes

Spanish freediver Aleix Segura held his breath for 24 minutes and 3 seconds in 2016. How is that possible? Here's how.
Episode 3

Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump

At this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we may see quad corks in Big Air Snowboarding or in Freestyle Skiing -- and we'll see quad twists and quad jumps in Figure Skating. But have we reached the limit of what's possible?
Episode 4

Almost Impossible: The 110 MPH Fastball

More and more pitchers are throwing triple digits. The fastest of them tops out at 105 MPH. WIRED examines why the 110 MPH fastball is almost impossible.
Episode 5

Why Juggling 15 Balls Is Almost Impossible

The world's best numbers juggler can throw and catch 14 balls. Once. Has he reached juggling's limit? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez looks into the physics and physicality of extreme juggling.
Episode 6

Why Scoring an "Olimpico" Goal in Soccer is Almost Impossible

The "gol olimpico" or "Olympic goal" – an unassisted corner kick bent into goal – is one of the rarest in soccer. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez straps on his shin-guards to explore the shot's perfect mix of soccer science and skill.

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