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Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners

Make an hour or two in your life for this – you won’t regret it.

Title: Desert Runners

Released: 2013

Director: Jennifer Steinman

Plot: Jennifer Steinman’s documentary — part-financed by Kickstarter — delves into ultra-marathon running in some of the world’s most beautiful, gruelling landscapes.

Meet four extreme athletes as they take on the 4 Deserts challenge in the Atacama, Gobi and Sahara, and in Antarctica.

Each has their own story, their own reason for wanting to push themselves to the limit. Each has their own path to their own destination.

What the critics said: “It’s compelling, telling and it will make you get up off your sofa – even if it’s just to climb the stairs.” (Lee Stobbs, GQ)

Watch the trailer here. Desert Runners is available in full on iTunes:

Film Festivals and Indie Films / YouTube

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