Marathon Challenge

Marathon Challenge

DVD - 2008
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Follows thirteen sedentary individuals through a nine-month training program designed to prepare them for running the Boston Marathon.
Publisher: [South Burlington, Vt.?] : WGBH Boston Video, c2008
ISBN: 9781593757946
1593757948
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.4252 MARATHO 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)

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ArapahoeHollyR 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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