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?
47 years later 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!
Bob Anderson with Michael Anderson before the start of the 2013 Boston Marathon
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...
115 minutes - color - documentary - PG (if rated) - Release date 2014
Produced by Around Town Productions