The Olympics with a twist thanks to Carl Burgess – swifter, higher, stronger… older!

Posted by Holly Wilkins,

The 2012 London Olympics seem like an age ago, but this video directed by Carl Burgess brings all those memories of being glued to the TV flooding back. Just one small change – the young, strapping athletes have been replaced by five senior citizens dressed in Great Britain’s red, white and blue, equipped with shot-puts, relay batons and champagne. Shot in super slow-mo, with the addition of dramatic music and hilarious visuals, we witness their anticipation, disappointment and celebration. A heartwarming way to start your day.

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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    Carl Burgess: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, Older

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Posted by Holly Wilkins

Holly worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at Leeds University and working in the PR industry in Los Angeles for a short period. She wrote for the site between March and May 2013.