Perfect Runner in the Press!

Niobe on The Soapbox: CBC’s The Hour with George Stromboulopoulos (VIDEO)

An interview for the Globe & Mail (VIDEO)

An interview with Niobe on Global Television (VIDEO)


“Edmonton documentary wins five Rosie awards”
Edmonton Journal

“A big beautiful, visually stunning film.”
– Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Victoria Times Colonist, Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post

“Whether you’re a fan of running or just a lover of adventure, Niobe Thompson’s remarkable documentary takes you all over the world to explore mankind’s perfect stride. Not to be missed.”
– Ben Kaplan, National Post

“The film — which features breathtaking cinematography — explores how our ancestors used their unique ability as endurance runners to evolve from ‘a tree climbing ape to dominate our world.’”
– Canadian Press, reprinting in the Winnipeg Free Press

“Combines history and science to explain why more and more experts are drawing on the past to train the world’s top athletes.”
– Toronto Star

“An intriguing mix of science and practice along with beautiful cinematography featuring runners of all types.”
Montreal Gazette

“Breathtaking scenes…captures the essence of how our ancestors became runners when it was purely a survival skill.”
– Canadian Running

“Clearwater Documentary keeps producing stunning films…In a gripping climax, host Niobe Thompson tackles one of the world’s greatest tests of endurance to determine whether modern urban humans can still run like their hunter-gather ancestors.”
– Northern Stars

“Cet épisode de l’excellente émission The Nature of Things emmène l’anthropologue Niobe Thompson un peu partout sur la planète pour montrer combien le genre humain est génétiquement programmé pour courir…”
– Le Devoir

“Anthropologist Niobe Thompson spent months traveling to Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Arctic Siberia to explore how humans evolved to become nature’s best endurance runners – and to test the theory of barefoot running.”
– Huffington Post


Read about Dr. Larry Bell, the legendary Canadian sports chiropractor who appears in the film

Some background on how “The Perfect Runner” worked with the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre

Read an extended article on host Niobe Thompson in Amanda Sage’s Kickass Canadians