Athletics roundtable : Can we beat time?
Professional thrill seeker, Théo is a world-famous high-liner, forever pursuing the perfect equilibrium between body and mind, earth and sky, sports and poetry. He holds numerous world records and is petitioning that high lining be considered an art rather than performance.
Athletes are always looking to push their limits, to surpass themselves and beat out the competition. Most of them also try to be as far ahead as possible, even trying to beat the stopwatch. The purpose is to train to the point where they have total control over their body allowing them to excel in their specialty. Like a conductor, the top athlete is a coordinator. The athlete keeps their breathing and the rhythm of their movements in harmony, creating precise actions to gain efficiency, whilst sparing their energy for the final burst of adrenaline. They gradually refine their metabolism to deal with the intensity of their expended effort, sometimes to the point of suffering. They learn to focus under any circumstance, to give their best when the time comes. Each performance is a creation. Sometimes a record can be broke. But in our eternal race against the clock, can we really beat time?