Tom Cruise is an excellent runner. While his elaborate and life-defying stunts fill most of his highlight reels – and they do – he’s also a great stuntman. It’s not like Hollywood studios make a 10-minute compilation just to show you running. Hayley Atwell who co-stars in the summer’s
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with Tom Cruise, had to not only watch the actor speed around the screen but also run with him, with the added challenge of being in heels and handcuffed.
“What I’ve observed on set is that it’s not just his speed. He’s studied form and he’s learned how to run. When he runs, it feels as if every cell of his body is working together to run towards the thing that he wants save, and also away from a tiger. It’s amazing because you think some people might be faster than him, but he runs with such an urgency that you feel it.” It’s amazing because you might think that some people are faster than him but he runs so fast you can feel it.” It’s no wonder that running alongside him in a film has become a badge of honour. Cruise is aware of this, as his Instagram bio reads, “Actor. Producer. Running in movies since 1980” adding that he was able to run 17 mph. He can’t maintain this pace for long periods of time, or he would have finished a marathon in just over an hour and half. Cruise is good, but he can’t cruise 26.2 miles at that pace. For what it’s worth, six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee thinks she could improve his time by fixing his posture.You can see Tom Cruise run, motorcycle and who knows what else now that
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