From the streets of New York to the trails of the Swiss Alps, from Sao Paolo to Paris, Beijing to Sydney, men and women, champions or regular people... millions of us run every year. And yet, just fifty years ago, this activity was reserved uniquely for men and confined to stadiums with strict, backward and sexist rules.
I've been running since the London Marathon was an infant and thought I knew most of running's recent history... so part of this was a trip down memory lane, but there was a whole lot more about the democratising of running through the 80s that I'd forgotten about, and some very pertinent observations about the commercialisation of the sport into big money in more recent times. Finishes on a very positive note, I wanted to get out the door and run!
Fantastic! I never usually post reviews but watched this last night and really enjoyed it.
If you've ever run a marathon, and especially interested in Boston and New York, this is for you. But more than that, charts the first 'official' woman to run Boston and the start up and growth of New York.
If you just like running and/or daunted by the prospect of going out to be judged by strangers (hecklers) then you are not alone!
I thought I was odd for wanting to run on my own (or now with my dog) through the countryside without worrying about times or competition but this film makes sense of it. Love the phrase "holistic running".