Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Transcend- The World's Greatest Marathoners- Trailer

There is a new feature length running documentary coming late summer 2013 called "Transcend" Here is the newly released trailer for this movie. This trailer features the greatest runners in the world, Olympic Gold Medalists and world record holders, Haile Gebrselassie (2xGold), Kenenisa Bekele (3xGold), Tirunesh Dibaba (3xGold), Tiki Gelana (1xGold) and 2012 Boston Marathon Champion Wesley Korir.


Here is the synopsis of the film:
THIS FILM will bring the audience into the world of distance running. Long distance running is the most defining characteristic of the human race. Our ability to run at moderate speeds for long distances is a uniquely human characteristic. As runners of all levels enter into prolonged periods of breathing and pacing they often experience something commonly known as a “runner’s high”. Scientifically explained as the activation of endorphins, there is something to this experience, which lends itself to also having a spiritual explanation. These long periods of running bring about a calm and peaceful mentality and perspective, characteristically similar to spiritual practices like meditation and prayer. Many of the greatest endurance runners in the world find their identity in a particular faith. Belonging to something bigger than themselves, their faith gives them greater perspective and enables them to better deal with doubt and defeat. From the elite runners in Eastern Africa to the running clubs that dot the North American landscape, there is a sense that we are doing so much more than putting one foot in front of the other.
Here is the blog for the film.
Here it the website for the film.
It looks like it will be well made and be very interesting.

Here is a previous teaser trailer for the film. I just love the video of the great runners training in Ethiopia and Kenya.

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