A Netflix Gem - Defined Fitness

A Netflix Gem

Watched the new documentary called Icarus.

All about an American cycling enthusiast called Bryan Fogel.

Who decides to take his cycling to the next level by

hiring a team of nutritionists and trainers to chart his progress,

and also a Russian scientist named Grigory Rodchenkov.

A man who would be in charge of his doping (steroid) program.

It turns out Rodchenkov is actually the director of the Moscow Anti-Doping laboratory.

But as he’s working on the documentary doping allegations

toward Russian Olympic athletes begin to come out in the news,

with involvement tracing all the way up to

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

And fearful for his life,

Rodchenkov devised a plan with Fogel to get him to the US.

Where he could come clean to the media about what really went on.

Basically the documentary started as a small look into steroids in cycling performance

but absolutely snowballed into the biggest doping scandal in sport.

You need to see it to believe it.

It’s honestly one of the best docs I’ve seen.

Here’s a link for the trailer:


Deffo stick it on your watch list.

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