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A collection of inspirational videos that are guaranteed to make you think about lacing up and heading out the door...I dare you to try and not shed some tears
Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi (part 1)
Part one of a three part series tells about American runner and marathon legend, Meb Keflezighi, who won the emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon. A friend of mine in Boston claimed after his win that “Meb” was her favorite new three letter word.
Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi (part 2)
Part two of a three part series tells about American runner and marathon legend, Meb Keflezighi, who won the emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon. A friend of mine in Boston claimed after his win that “Meb” was her favorite new three letter word.
Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi (part 3)
Part three of a three part series tells about American runner and marathon legend, Meb Keflezighi, who won the emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon. A friend of mine in Boston claimed after his win that “Meb” was her favorite new three letter word.
I dare you to watch this video by Brooks Running and see if you aren’t inspired!! Gabe has an amazing story and her love for running is undeniable. We hope that under God’s grace, she can beat this disease and feel His infinite love for her no matter what outcomes are ahead for her.
Wally Hesseltine 72-year-old Ultra Runner
This 12 minute video tells about Wally Hesseltine, who attempted to complete Western States 100 in 2016 at age 72. Wally’s story is one that speaks eloquently to running longevity and the love of our sport. I double dog dare you not to choke up with tears when you watch this one.emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon. A friend of mine in Boston claimed after his win that “Meb” was her favorite new three letter word.
This documentary about Nikki Kimball is super inspiring and follows her 273 mile journey on The Long Trail. This girl is tough and heartbreaking in her determination.
Life in a Day by Billy Yang
This documentary by Billy Yang follows Kaci Lichteig, Magda Boulet, Anna-Mae Flynn, and Devon Yanko in their 2016 Western States 100 experience. Good luck staying on the couch or the computer after seeing this one and not feeling like going for a run.
How One Wrong Turn Changed Jim Walmsley's Career
This video by Myke Hermsmeyer and Matt Trappe is about Jim Walmsley’s buildup to the 2017 Western States 100. It delves into his battle with depression and how it fuels him to reach beyond his limitations.
Rob Krar’s Battle with Depression
This video is about Rob Krar’s battle with depression and his ability to embrace it in order to overcome it. He explains how tightly woven his running and his depression are.
Brian Morrison and The Western States 100
This documentary by Ginger Runner, Ethan Newberry is a masterpiece about the story of Brian Morrison, who returned to Western States 100 in 2016, ten years after winning it in 2006 and being disqualified for not getting to the finish line under his own power. I dare you not to watch this one without a kleenex box close at hand.
The Greatest: A visit to Ed Whitlock's training grounds
A great video about Canadian marathoner, Ed Whitlock, who holds multiple age records and who demonstrated a love of our sport for decades. His scraggly long white hair is always quite a sight to behold as he flies down the road at 7 minute mile pace.
THE UNKNOWN | The Hardrock 100
Fantastic video by Billy Yang about Timothy Olson’s return to Hardrock 100 in 2016. This really shows the low points experienced by an elite ultrarunner and his ability to rally with the help of friends of family behind him. Tim runs his own race here and really tries to appreciate the experience and stay in the now.
Seven Strategies for Efficient Running
Excellent running form advice from an experienced Ultrarunner, Joe Uhan. This is a form video that can be referred to again and again to prevent injury and to ultimately run faster, longer.
The Gathering - Hardrock 100
Billy Yang does it again with an intimate view into the sights and sounds of the 2017 Hardrock 100.
National Geographic Breaking 2
A fascinating look into Nike’s attempt to break 2 hours in the marathon. Like it or not, the concept of moving beyond human limitation is gripping and Eliud Kipchoge seems to have the mental and spiritual approach necessary for greatness.
Yiannis Kouros - Forever Running
I just started studying this amazing ultrarunner and he is fascinating. The guy ran 250 km’s in 21 hours in the Spartathalon in the 1980’s. He seems to have had an incredible ability to overcome his body’ limitations and pain threshold by always seeking higher inspiration during his runs.
15 Hours with Ann Trason
Another great video by Billy Yang. I don’t know about you fellow alcoholics, but I absolutely Ann Trason. Not sure of her history with substance abuse, but is she not a kindred spirit of ours or what!?
Never Die Easy - The Dab Aabye Story
A great little film by Justin Pelletier and Adam Maruniak about the elusive and enigmatic 76 year old ultrarunner, Dag Aabye, from BC Canada who proves that age and social expectations are mostly constructs of the mind that can be broken down with imagination and hard work.
Billy Yang does it again folks! I love this guy’s work and this one about his Leadville 100 experience is no exception. Does he answer why we do this stuff? I don’t know, but the experience speaks for itself.
Survival Run - Harry Cordellos
Incredible film about Harry Cordellos, a blind runner with a storied running career. This film literally follows his amazing journey as he runs the Dipsea – super inspirational!!