Marathon Running Documentary

RUNNING TO THE LIMITS

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About Running to the Limits

What does it take to become an international marathon runner? In 1985, 102 British male runners ran under the elite time of 2 hours 20 minutes for the marathon, only 5 managed this same feat 20 years later. British male distance running had all but disappeared but why?

16 stone, obese, heavy drinking filmmaker Alex Vero goes on a journey to find out firsthand what it takes to become an international marathon runner and to explain the recent decline of British male marathon running.

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26.2 miles

If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience life, run a marathon. 

Emile Zatapek, 1952 3 x Olympic Gold Medalist

 

The Runners

Alex Vero's inspirational story takes many twists and turns before becoming intertwined with former Ethiopian goat herder Mengsitu Abebe, and closer to home, recent Oxford graduate Ben Moreau - one of Britain's bright hopes for 2016 marathon success.

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Mengsitue Abebe

Mengsitue Abebe

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Alex Vero

Alex Vero

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Ben Moreau

Ben Moreau

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Mengsitue Abebe

Mengsitue Abebe

Runner

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Alex Vero

Alex Vero

Filmmaker

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Ben Moreau

Ben Moreau

Developer

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Miles and miles

Here are some fun facts about Running to the Limits, the documentary took 3 years to create and we filmed in 7 countries around the world.

8650

Miles Run

12400

Marathon Footsteps

45

 Pairs Of Trainers

34

 Races Completed

Running Shop

Buy Running to the Limits on DVD for £14.99 including free world wide p&p. The DVD is available in both NTSC and PAL Version. The DVD includes:- an extended version, additional interviews and a 40 minute training tips extra feature.

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Running in Ethiopia

Running in Ethiopia

  • from: Variable

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Trying to hold on

Trying to hold on

  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Camera: EOS5D
Early morning run

Early morning run

The hardest run

The hardest run

Running in the French Alps. 6 x 1000 metres uphill!

Catching fire

Early evening run in Ethiopian Foothills.

Catching the Bus

Catching the Bus

St Pauls Showdown

  • Ben and Mengsitu: London 2012

2 days before the Bristol half marathon Ben and Mengsitu  size each other up for the first time.

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Running to the Limits Trailer

Training for the Amsterdam Half Marathon

Training for the Amsterdam Half Marathon

A selection of awesome feedback!

Over 18,000 extremely satisfied DVD customers from 86 countries around the world.

  • This has inspired me to start running again.

  • One of the best documentaries shown on Channel 4

  • This has inspired me to start running again.

  • One of the best documentaries shown on Channel 4

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