The Equaliizer is a one hour television documentary, and an original format that will power more docs in the future.
The Equalizer premieres on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV
We send 5 top athletes back in time to compete against the heroes of the past. But they can't use modern sports technology. They have to use the gear that was used back in the day.
The Equalizer's historically accurate athletic experiments are conducted by acclaimed UK sports scientist Steve Haake, who matches each modern champion with a record-setting athlete of the past, provides them with old-school sports equipment, and challenges them to compete against a legend.
To find out... you'll have to watch. But we will say that what emerges is a new understanding of the impact of technology on sport, and a new appreciation for champions of every era who believe that records are made to be broken.