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Desert Runners

Desert Runners
  • 2012
  • US
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Jennifer Steinman

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Desert Runners

Fancy racing 250km on foot? Across a desert? Four times?

The RacingThePlanet’s 4Desert Ultramarathon Series is an extraordinary challenge attracting extraordinary competitors, who run (or walk, or stumble) four 250km races in the space of a year in the most inhospitable locations imaginable. Through Jennifer Steinman's beautifully shot, dramatic yet intimate film we get to know these people and what motivates them, share their agony, devastation and triumph, and marvel at the endurance of the human body and spirit.

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Desert Runners

24 Jun 20133 stars

Enlightening doc about the amateur athletes attempting ultramarathons in hostile environments

Have you ever finished a marathon and thought, ‘that’s not quite the challenge I hoped it would be’? Of course you haven’t. No sane person would. But for a select group of people, there needs to be something more: the ultramarathon, a 250km-plus jaunt…

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