Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:06 PM
Support our Australian advertisers:
Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:16 AM
Current holder of Australian 200m record, 44 years after the fact, and several years after his death.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in the world.
'Unbreakable: The Western States 100' follows the four lead men on this amazing journey. Hal Koerner, two time defending Western States champion, and running store entrepreneur from Ashland, Oregon. Geoff Roes, undefeated at the 100-mile distance, an organic chef from Juneau, Alaska. Anton Krupicka, undefeated in every ultramarathon he has ever started, a graduate student living in Boulder, Colorado. Kilian Jornet, the young mountain runner and two time Ultra-trail du Mont-Blanc champion, from Spain.
While their lives may be quite different, the goal is the same: win the Western States 100-mile run. A win will require breaking the course record and running the fastest time in the history of the race. An epic showdown ensues, from Squaw Valley, CA in Lake Tahoe, up though the high snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains, down through the extreme heat of the American River Canyons and finishing in Auburn, CA.
Though all four are undefeated, three must break and only one can remain Unbreakable.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:23 PM
Running and Dentistry - an unmissable combination.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:53 PM
Wonder if anyone could help? - I am interested in watching some of these or other inspirational running movies, however I would rather not purchase DVDs, but would prefer to pay to download them digitally (trying to cut down on all the sheer "stuff" and clutter of my house). iTunes does not seem to have a lot of non main stream movies, does anyone know of any other (legal) ways to download movies??
Thanks so much,
Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:29 PM
I remember watching that movie, I think Channel 7 put it on just before the telecast of the 1980 Olympics Marathon in Moscow. It was supposed to be about preparation for the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon from the point of view of a few international runners, including an Australian. The funny thing is, it contained an anachronism, showing an exchange of Australian $20 notes which didn't come in until 1966.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:24 AM
On the edge
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:52 AM
Also an awesome song by Iron Maiden
Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:03 AM
The Distance of Truth
Running on the Sun
All recommended, great inspiration on a cold, rainy winters night... we really need a few Aussie made running films in the mix though.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:34 PM
He goes to Africa,trains at altitude and has top notch coaches.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:42 PM
Also an awesome song by Iron Maiden
I just looked for that song on Youtube. Its pretty good! I am an 80's metal fan so I am a bit surprised that I had never heard of it before.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:12 AM
I'd never heard of this, so was intrigued. Youtube has a bit here
and it was funny to see Michael Douglas quite looking the part of a young, lean marathon runner.
It's hard to buy the DVD though unless you can get it used. I hunted around and finally found one here in Australia and so hope to have a bit of a nostalgia fest with this movie in a week or so. You can watch the whole thing free on Youtube, but only if you want to hear the dubbed Spanish version!
Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:40 PM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:58 AM
As it turned out, he had left his running clothes elsewhere and so just for that morning was forced to run in his suit (being so keen and all ...)
The DVD arrived this week so I finally got to watch it! Talk about deja vu from the '70s I did enjoy it though.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:19 PM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:21 PM