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Fact Check: Old Advt Shared As Cameraman Running Faster Than Professional Runners


Recently, a video is going viral on social media platforms purportedly showing visuals of a race in which the cameraman can be seen running faster than the professional runners while recording the footage of the event. Social media users are sharing the video insinuating that the visuals are from a real race event.

Several Facebook users are sharing the video.

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral video and found it to be shared with a misleading claim.

On performing Reverse Image Search, we found the same video uploaded on a YouTube channel. The video title read, “Powerade Commercial – Olympic cameraman wins gold.”

As per the description of the video, the visuals show the ‘Powerade’ commercial, which was directed by Jim Canty and Jake S Wynne.

On checking further, we found the commercial featured on UK-based Ad director Jake S Wynne’s official website. The director also uploaded it on YouTube in 2007. In the description, he mentioned that the ad was directed out in South Africa and that it is based on a real Olympic stadium event.

Therefore, with the above information, it can be concluded that the video is being shared with a misleading claim.

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