Nexus Network Journal contributorDirk Huylebrouck has been officially named "Mad Professor" for his experiment with a footrace run clockwise. The 400m reverse experiment took place on Friday 16 September during the Diamond League athletic meeting in Brussels.

Dirk described his interest in this way: "Actually, I became interested in this topic through architecture: why do some buildings twist to the right, others to the left? No architect ever reasoned about this, it is just done "out of the blue"... Calatrava for instance says he was inspired by the human torso for the torsion in his Malmö tower, but that only pushes the question further: why did he choose a human torso that turned to the right?

You can watch the reverse 400m on YouTube: