The Science of Speed Climbing

In 2020, rock climbing is coming to the Olympics. The sport will include three events — lead, bouldering, and speed climbing. The latter consists of athletes attempting to ascend up a 15-meter wall in the shortest amount of time. The current world record stands at 5.48 seconds but beating it has proven to be almost impossible. To find out why, junior champion Jordan Fishman and Free Solo's Alex Honnold explore the fast-paced sport.

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