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Last Woman Standing - Xavante: Log Running

Duration: 00:37

Series which follows five athletic adventurers from the west as they compete for glory against tribal champions in some of the remotest corners of the globe, with the ultimate aim of being crowned the Last Woman Standing. They have just a week to master an indigenous sport, training and rituals, whilst eating and sleeping as their fellow competitors do.

In the second programme, the five athletes take on 'log running' with the Xavante tribe in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. The Xavante men and women compete separately in 'log races' in which teams of runners run as fast as they can over many kilometres. The women run with logs that weigh almost as much as they do on their shoulders - passing it from one to another in an extreme relay race as they run the course in the blistering Brazilian heat. Will our western girls be able to earn a place in the teams?

Available since: Thu 11 Feb 2010

Credits

Participant
Lesley Sackey
Participant
Anna Campbell
Participant
Alexandra Alam
Participant
Joni Swanston
Participant
Natalie Smith
Director
Jay Taylor
Producer
Sophie Todd
Executive Producer
Gary Hunter

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Last Woman Standing Xavante - Log Running

2/6 The Xavante tribe run for miles with a 50kg log on their backs in the ultimate relay race.

First broadcast: 16 Feb 2010

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