"A Long Run tells one man's story, but it's every runner's journey. Bob Anderson's amazing life connects us to icons like Bill Rodgers, Billy Mills and Paula Radcliffe but also to the low-budget thrill of a community 5k. The gorgeous cinematography captures The Avenue of the Giants, the San Francisco landscapes and the vistas of Fort Bragg. And the smoothly intertwined stories - his 50-race challenge, the magazine, the running boom - are handled with Olympic-caliber pacing. By the end, you're left with a runner's high, without all the sweat." Dan Brown, San Jose Mercury News
An inspirational life long journey that takes you across the United States and introduces you to some amazing runners.
A Long Run features Bob Anderson who started Runner's World magazine when he was 17 with $100. He grew the magazine to nearly a half million circulation before selling it to Rodale Press in 1984. How did he do it and why did he sell the magazine he loved?
50 years after he started running, he started his 50 race challenge... one year - 50 races - 350 miles.
His goal - Run under a 7 min/mile average pace at 64-years-old (which is equal to 5:30/mile average pace for a 30-year-old male or 6:00/mile average pace for a 30-year-old female). That's fast for any age!
Did he reach his goal? How did he cope with injuries? Weather? Hills? How did he recover each week?
Some of the runners besides Bob Anderson featured in the film include: Bill Rodgers, Paula Radcliffe, Joe Henderson, George Hirsch, Rich Benyo, Amol Sexena, JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Rich Stiller, Hans Schmid, JT Service, Pina Family, Wall Family, Billy Mills, Gerry Lindgren, Dave Zimmerman, Dean Karnazes, Monica Jo Nicholson, Coach Lloyd McGuire, Katie McGuire, Mary Etta Blanchard, John Young, Roger Wright and more...
109 minutes - color - documentary - Release date 2014