Marathon Challenge

Marathon Challenge

DVD - 2008
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Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the city's marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. But how do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of support. Follows 13 sedentary people through a nine-month regimen designed to prepare them for the grueling Boston Marathon.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781593757946
1593757948
Branch Call Number: 796.4252 MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)

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AL_HOLLYR Aug 24, 2017

Good documentary that follows "ordinary" people as they train for and then attempt their first marathon. An interesting change of pace from running films that generally follow elite athletes.

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SusieQRunner
Feb 10, 2011

Very inspirational. I love this documentary.

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HereHere
Oct 25, 2010

Motivational, even if you don't want to run a marathon. Every physician should have this running on repeat at their office, as it follows 10 sedentary people who train for a marathon under medical supervision and professional coaches (an envy to all). Not everyone makes it, but you learn the reasons why. Even a an ex-pro CFL tackler rises to the challenge of training for a marathon. Personally, I recommend working up to running about 20 minutes, that's where you get your maximum health benefit and that is a message shared in the film. Money well spent by the library on this one. Would love to find more like that.

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