01 May 2013

a running film to watch for: tRANscend

i'm suspecting that taper madness has set in ... so i'm trying to distract myself from all things running.

um, impossible.

so let's indulge.

my friend, training partner and volunteer pacer at this weekend's mississauga marathon trevor told me about a film that his friend is making.  it involves documenting some of the greatest distance runners in the world today and providing insight into what motivates them and inspires them to test the limits of human endurance and performance.

when he noted that his friend got to interview ryan hall recently, i definitely perked up to pay attention.

so the film is called tRANscend (find it on Facebook too), and the who's who list of appearances in the movie is quite impressive:
  • Wesley Korir 
  • Zane Robertson 
  • Jake Robertson 
  • Alicia Shay 
  • Mo Farah 
  • Haile Gebrselassie 
  • Kenenisa Bekele 
  • Tirunesh Dibaba 
  • Tiki Gelana 
  • Reid Coolsaet 
  • Scott Overall 
  • Cam Levins 
  • Ryan Hall
  • Malcolm Gladwell (author) 
  • Brother Colm O’Connell (coach) 
  • Renato Canova (coach)
there are definitely some great running documentaries out there already - and i'm already looking forward to the release of Spirit of the Marathon II (slated for initial showing this june), but tRANscend will be a terrific window into the mind, heart and soul of some of the world's finest marathoning talents.

whether you're a runner, someone looking for inspiration or a supporter of independent filmmaking, i encourage you to check out and support tRANscend.  i'm confident that it is worth your while.


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