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Eight Point Nine Nine

What if doping were allowed in athletics? How much faster could we go? And at what cost? By the award-winning James Fritz and Becky Ripley.

What if doping were allowed in athletics? How much faster could we go? And at what cost?

A timely retelling of the Julian Mason scandal, one year on from the closure of Project Hermes, the controversial doping program that enabled Mason to run the 100m in under nine seconds. What drove the scientists at the heart of the project? What made the athletes sign up? And who was to blame when things went wrong?

A searing investigation into the risks and rewards of pushing the boundaries of sport science, from the award-winning partnership of James Fritz and Becky Ripley.

Made in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

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44 minutes

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Thu 2 Jan 2020 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Darren Jones Samuel Anderson
Janell Mason Clare Perkins
Julian Mason Kwabena Ansah
Dr Bansri Shukla Chetna Pandya
Writer James Fritz
Director Becky Ripley

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