Almost Impossible Season 1
S01 E01May 3, 2017
Why It's Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon May 3, 2017 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.
S01 E02Aug 25, 2017
Why It's Almost Impossible to Hold Your Breath for 24 Minutes Aug 25, 2017 Spanish freediver Aleix Segura held his breath for 24 minutes and 3 seconds in 2016. How is that possible? Here's how.
S01 E03Feb 9, 2018
Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump Feb 9, 2018 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?
S01 E04Apr 12, 2018
Almost Impossible: The 110 MPH Fastball Apr 12, 2018 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.
S01 E05May 17, 2018
Why Juggling 15 Balls Is Almost Impossible May 17, 2018 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.
S01 E06Jun 15, 2018
Why Scoring an "Olimpico" Goal in Soccer is Almost Impossible Jun 15, 2018 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.