Tour de stade

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A tour de stade (French: [tuːʁ də stad], “tour of the stadium”) is a physical exercise in which a person runs up and down all the stairs in every section of a stadium.[1] The practice is associated in particular with Harvard Stadium at Harvard University, where it has been practiced for at least twenty years.[2] Long-distance runners use the exercise to develop explosiveness.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

In "Man of Science, Man of Faith", the first episode of season two of Lost, Jack Shephard runs a tour de stade in a flashback where he meets Desmond Hume for the first time.

To prepare for his Iron Man Match against Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII, Shawn Michaels ran a tour de stade in several promotional vignettes that were aired to hype the main event matchup.


  1. ^ Deborah Hirsch Peeples (2006-10-12). "A fine line between mothering, stalking". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  2. ^ a b Bob Brown (2004-11-14). "In an Ivy League of their own: Stadium provides ultimate workout". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-11-04.