New Realities / World premiere

Desert Runners

  • Jennifer Steinman /
  • USA /
  • 2013 /
  • 91 mins

Documentary / English

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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  • #1 Iain Leheny / Saturday 22 June, 2013 / 18:46 GMT

    Absolutely outstanding, this is my film of the festival so far. One of the most inspiring films I can ever remember seeing, plus I cried a fair few times as well. Can't recommend this highly enough. These people are incredible. Crazy, but incredible.

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