The 3 runners completed an incredible feat of super-ultra-running and deserve huge acclaim for this. However, for what should have been an awe-inspiring DVD production, I found the DVD quite uninspiring. As a runner, I was hoping to gain some insight into the distance, obstacles & personal hardships the runners endured & overcame. The only character / personality really explored was the American guy - the stories & personalities of the Canadian & Taiwanese men were not developed at all, but to me, it seemed that they had as much, if not more, of a background story.
The Matt Damon commentary was minimal - the runners did most of the commentary themselves, which was much more interesting, but I found the DVD splash title "Matt Damon commentary" a little misleading given the amount he featured in commentary.
Also, the African water problem, which let's face it, is, and has been for many many years, well-documented and featured, was only mentioned a couple of times, and then almost as an aside. I cringed when the runners gave the impression that this water-shortage / water-access issue was something they had just discovered!
Even after finishing watching the DVD, I was left wondering & confused as to what the real reason was for producing the DVD - personal achievement, publicising the African water issue, business project, or some other reason? Amazing achievement guys, but the story as told on DVD just didn't inspire me.