Running Related Movies (18 Photos)

By: Pat | January 15, 2015

Check out one of these inspirational movies this weekend.


4 Minute Mile - A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes right before the biggest race of his life, forcing him to confront everything that has been holding him back.
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100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story - Documentary telling the story of Kenyan athlete David Rudisha, the greatest 800m runner the world has ever seen, and his highly unusual coach, the Irish Catholic missionary Brother Colm O'Connell.
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Chariots of Fire - Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. One of the best soundtracks of any movie!
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Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Movie - This is a documentary with personal interviews with those who knew him and raced against him.
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Marathon Man - Staring Dustin Hoffman as a graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
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Prefontain - One of two "Pre" movies released in 1997. A staple for any high school runner! This one stars Jared Leto as Pre.
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Run Fatboy Run - This hilarious comedy with Simon Pegg follow Dennis as he decides to run a marathon to get his fiancee back.
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Run for your Life - The Fred Lebow story - Amazing film about the founder of the New York City Marathon. His statue awaits all finishers of the NYC Marathon every year.
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Running Brave - he story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Spirit of the marathon - The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as they train for and ultimately run the Chicago Marathon. Featuring Dena Kastor, Dick Beardsley, BIll Rodgers, and Frank Shorter.
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The Jerico Mile - After Rain Murphy is sentenced to life in prison, he runs in his free time. Follow him as he using running to make prison better for him and his fellow inmates.
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Based on a short story with the same name. It tells the story of a young man who rises through the ranks as a distance runner.
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The Long Green Line - The Long Green Line documents the York Duke’s 2005 Cross Country season as the runners seek their record 25th state title in 50 years. In the sport of Cross Country only the top 5 athletes per team score points and only seven are included in competition. The York team has 221 athletes participating under the tutelage of Coach Newton. Though 214 boys know they will have no influence on the season’s scores, they are moved to participate just to be in the presence of Coach Newton.
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Transcend - Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running’s most cherished prize – the Boston Marathon, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat.
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UltraMarathon Man - The inspirational film UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days, features renowned endurance athlete and best selling author Dean Karnazes, in his attempt to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days to raise awareness for youth obesity and to get America active. A beautiful and epic journey across the United States, during which Dean pushes the limits of human endurance, inspiring thousands across the country to join him along the path while uniting people of all ages and abilities to take "the next step."
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Unbroken - This new release, directed by Angelina Jolie, follows Olympian Louis Zamperini after his near-fatal plane crash in WWII.
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Without Limits - Released in 1998, Billy Crudup stars as "Pre" with Donald Sutherland playing Bill Bowerman perfectly. Like the movie "Prefontaine", this movie is a must-see for all high school runners.
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