Binge-watched all of the trending shows on Netflix already? Looking for a documentary that will get you motivated and inspired to RUN?
We have just the cure.
Here are a handful of running documentaries that are guaranteed to have you lacing up your sneaks and heading out for a long run ASAP!
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- The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. In 35 years, only 15 individuals have finished the race known as the Barkley Marathons. Watch and you’ll see why…
- Unbreakable: The Western States 100. Another one for ultrarunning enthusiasts, Unbreakable follows four previously undefeated ultrarunners in their quest to win Western States: Hal Koerner, Geoff Roes, Anton Krupicka, and Kilian Jornet.
- Life in A Day. A second doc about Western States, this one focuses on four women– Magdalena Boulet, Kaci Lickteig, Devon Yanko, and Anna Mae Flynn– and their quest for a top ten finish.
- Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken. Meltzer attempts to break the record for fastest running of the Appalachian Trail from start to finish.
- Breaking 2. After six months of scientifically advanced training, three of the world’s most elite distance runners set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier.
- The 41st Day. Follow America’s best marathoner, Ryan Hall, in the four years after he drops out of the 2012 Olympics. It’s a tale of athletic and spiritual redemption.
- The Source. Get inside the mind of ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter to see how she dominates 200+mile races.
- Skid Row Marathon. An L.A. criminal court judge starts a running club on Skid Row, where he trains homeless, addicted, and criminal men and women to run marathons.
And hey, if you prefer a fictional story of runspiration, check this out…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to run the New York City Marathon.