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PAULA RADCLIFFE & BEN SMITH - Running a Marathon

The World’s greatest female marathoner of all time will be joined by the man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days. Paula Radcliffe and Ben Smith will be giving an insight into their unique approaches to the greatest of running challenges, 26.2 miles. 

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Louise Sutton - Nutrition for Runners

Our Festival Nutritionist. Louise works with many elite athletes at Leeds Beckett University and will share her knowledge of sport dietetics in elite and extreme environments.

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Free to Run (PG)

Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. With insight and propulsive energy, director Pierre Morath traces running’s rise to the 1960s, examining how the liberation movements and newfound sense of personal freedom that defined the era, took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets, and how legends like Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer redefined running as a populist phenomenon.

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I am Bolt (PG)

A unique film, following the sprinting legend as he prepares to go for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Competing in the 100m and 200m races, Bolt attempts to make history by winning these events for a record third time. Mixing archival footage with present-day interviews, the Olympic champion and global icon opens up about his athletic legacy

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A Celebration of Sir Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to break the 4 minute mile, 65 years ago in Oxford. The British public voted it as the greatest sporting achievement of the 20th Century. Sir Roger sadly died last year, but this remarkable man was as famous in the world of neuro-science as he was to millions of sports fans around the globe.

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Skid Row Marathon

When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. Skid Row Marathon follows four runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.

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