The Trail Running Film Archive



All films linked in this archive are free to watch unless indicated otherwise (💲). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. E-mail: eiger.nordwand.2017@gmail.com

Latest update: May 22, 2018



SOON TO COME
  • Path to Everest (Kilian Jornet) The climb of Mount Everest was intended as the pinnacle of the "Summits of my Life" project of Kilian Jornet. He prepared for five years. He climbed high peaks in each continent. Now, after a delay due to the earthquake in 2016, Kilian did a historic double ascent of Everest. After having reached this goal the question is: What's next?
  • Euphoria (Linda Sanders / Allesandro Beltrame)  Filmed at Manu National Park, deep in the Amazon Rainforest, Euphoria documents the journey of Sondre Amdahl and Tommy Chen on their way through 230km of sweltering jungle, choked with mud and humidity, broken by river crossing after river crossing.
  • Qamaniq (Caroline Côté / Florence Pelletier) In August 2017, a team of 3 women aged 25 to 30 embarked on a quest to discover their own boundaries in an immense, wild and remote territory.They attempted to cover 100 km in a few days through the Kuururjuaq National Park in Nunavik, along Mont d'Iberville and crossing the famous Koroc River.
  • Hurt 100 Film - Rooted (Pursuit Film) The film tells the story of the HURT ohana, or family, that has guided runners on this 100 mile journey for nearly 20 years.
  • 50 Days (Denis Wischniewski) In summer of 2016, Dennis Wischniewski started a run from Munich to Istambul. He aimed to arrive there within 50 days. 
  • Island - Change your Life (JC Pieri) The Mountains Legacy Team, a group of runners and filmmakers, travels and runs through Island. 
  • The Road to Sparta (Barney Spender) Each year since 1983, runners of the Spartathlon race in Greece trace the historic footsteps of the Athenian messenger Pheidippides. This film follows four runners of the 2014 race, who face the challenges of the 153 mile course. One of them is the renowned ultrarunner Dean Karnazes. 
  • The Run (Vikesh Khare/Anupam Sharma) Former Australian politician and ultrarunner Pat Farmer sets out to run the full length of India on his "Spirit of India Run".  



BRANDNEW
  • Running on Empty (The North Face, 2018, 0:14:37) The average person walks Corsica’s merciless GR20 trail in two weeks. Ultrarunner Rory Bosio is not average. With guest appearances of duct-taped hiking poles, anti-chafe gloves and local pizza, see what the 118 mile trail looks like in 50 hours.
  • The Lost Coast - Directors Cut (Ethan Newberry, 2018, 0:07:36) The Ginger Runner has made another movie. This time the focus is on an FKT - and a wild landscape. When the Pacific Coast Highway (also known as Highway #1 and #101) was planned, there was a problem 200 km north of San Francisco: Between Rockport and Eureka, geology and topology were so complex that the construction of a coastal road was simply not possible. Thus a piece of unspoilt coast has remained here, rough, sometimes dangerous, because at high tide the water reaches up to the rocks that rise steeply. Wouldn't that be a great territory for an FKT? Due to the complexity of planning (tides, weather) and the imminent danger, so far there was only one FKT attempt at this stretch of coast: By Leor Pantilat together with runner/traveler Rickey Gates. After his victory at the Tarawera, Dylan Bowman has now decided to attack this FKT. Who could be a better companion than Rickey Gates? And who could be a better filmmaker for this adventure than Ethan Newberry AKA Ginger Runner.
  • Ouray 100 (Red Tide Productions, 2018, 0:59:00) 💲 Sent off course in the early miles of the Ouray 100, Avery Collins finds himself near last place at one of the world's most difficult trail races. Rather than accepting defeat, Avery spends the next ninety miles enduring foul weather and high altitude terrain in a daring attempt to reclaim his lead. In loving memory of Al Lawrence. Non laurus luctatio. Not the prize but the struggle.
  • Mike Foote 61k (The North Face, 2018, 0:05:37) Not really a running film - but a film about an ultra runner. Mike Foote loves adventurous racing. Really hard, long races through impassable terrain. He took second place three times at the Hardrock 100 and in 2012 he was third at the UTMB. Then, three years later, together with Mike Wolfe, he ventured to the "Crown Traverse", 600 miles from Missoula, Montana to Banff, Alberta (Canada) over the "crown" of the Rocky Mountains. Compared to all this, his current project is truly civilized: He wants to set a new record for most vertical meters on skis. The film documents this project.
  • Burro (Salomon TV/Wandering Fever, 2018, 0:09:30) A donkey (Spanish: Burro), a pack saddle, a runner. That makes? That makes a sport deeply rooted in the history of Colorado miners: Pack Burro Racing. Only in Colorado. Only because the miners couldn't ride the donkey, as it had to carry all the supplies and tools. This is why they had to run beside him. This "official necessity" became a sport. Now the ultra runners Max King and Ryan Sandes try it out. This film by Salomon gives an introduction to the Burro Racing culture and shows how King and Sandes have fought at last year's Burro Racing World Championship...
  • Origins - Fastest Known Times (Merrell, 2018, 0:07:31) From humble grassroots beginnings in the 1990s, the activity (and obsession) of FKT has risen to become trail running’s hottest pursuit. “Origins of FKT” gives a glimpse into the scene, which has roots on the John Muir Trail in California and, now, has risen to the heights of Mount Everest. Archival footage from around the world and in-person interviews with FKT luminaries are included in this short documentary, filmed in Boulder, Colorado. 


RACERS @ RACES

4 Desert Challenge
  • Desert Runners (Jennifer Steinman, 2013, 1:31:00) 💲 A group of non-professional runners compete at the 4 Deserts race series that combines four races of 250 km length through four different deserts: Gobi, Atacama, Sahara and Antarctica. Trailer here.  
  • Desert Runners (Jennifer Steinman, 2011, 0:22:34). Short documentary that follows four runners – Samantha Gash, David O’Brien, Ricky Paugh, and Lisa Tamati competing in the 4 Desert Challenge to achieve the Desert Grand Slam. 

Arrowhead 135
  • Among the Wild: Arrowhead 135 (AdventureMNFilms, 2015, 0:29:00) 💲 The Arrowhead 135 is an ultramarathon held in winter in Minnesota. It is notorious for its harsh conditions with deep snow and bitter cold. The film follows three athletes attempting the Arrowhead – on ski, on bike and on foot. 

Badwater 135
  • Running on the Sun (Mel Stuart, 2000, 1:39:56) The film follows athletes as they run 135 miles in the 1999 Badwater Ultramarathon, starting in California's Death Valley and ending at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney. 
  • Distance of Truth (Roger Hendrix, 2008, 1:30:00) 💲 The film features Canadian Ferg Hawke as well as Scott Jurek, Dr. Ben Jones, Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, Monica Scholz, Pam Reed, Dean Karnazes, Marshal Ulrich, and Mike Sweeney as they experience the Badwater 135 ultramarathon race in 2005. Trailer here.
  • Akos Konya - Badwater Ultramarathon Documentary (Gary Roberts / ArmTV, 2013, 2:03:30). Akos Konya, a runner from Hungary who emigrated to the United States in 2001, emerged to the ultrarunning scene, when he placed second to Scott Jurek in 2006. He repeated his second place finishes in 2007 and 2008. This film chronicles his race in 2006.
  • Running for Life (Marco Neiva, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 2014, 0:59:44) Ultrarunner Carlos Sa won the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2013. He returned to Badwater in 2014, as the 2nd and the 4th of the 2013 race, Grant Maughan and Harvey Lewis. The film documents how the race unfolds.

Barkley Marathons
  • Where Dreams Go to Die (Ginger Runner, 2018, 1:16:00). 💲 Gary Robbins started twice at the Barkley Marathons. Twice he failed in the 5th and final lap. The film documents his preparation and race(s), but also the spirit, hope and tragedy at this remote but iconic race.
  • The Race that Eats its Young (Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane, 2014, 1:29:00) 💲 Filmed in 2012, this video documents the race, but even more the people around it: Gary Cantrell, the race organizer. And the runners, who start into a real adventure.  Also available at Netflix.  
  • The Year the Barkley Won - 2018 Barkley Marathons (Jamil Coury, 2018, 0:26:17). The exact course of the Barkley Marathons is a well-kept secret. There is no or minimal footage beyond the yellow gate and some stretches around the prison and the fire tower at the top of Rat Jaw. This year race director Gary Cantrell allowed cameras on the course for filming for a documentary. Jamil Coury, one of the "cameramen" published his raw material in this short movie - where he gives the viewer a kind of guided tour through the first two laps of the Barkley Marathons.
  • La Barkley sans Pitié (Alexis Berg/Aurélien Delfosse, English&French, 2018, 0:20:03)  Composed of b/w photos of photographer Alexis Berg and interviews with Gary Cantrell, John Kelly and Gary Robbins, this film narrates the incidents of the Barkley Marathons 2017.
  • Barkley 100 – where Dreams Get Lost (Imineo/Raidlight, in French with english subtitles, 2017, 0:29:17) Documentary on Benoit Laval and his 2016 Barkley race. 
  • Barkley 100 – World’s most Difficult and Bizarre Sports Event (Brendan Young / The Documentary Network, 2014, 0:22:31). Documentary oft he 2014 Barkley Marathons with interviews of runners and veterans.  
  • Barkley 100 – Benoit Laval (Raidlight / Laval, French, 2016, 0:24:08). Benoit Laval at his 2016 Barkley race with footage from the Barkley course. 
  • BARKLEY 100: L'utra trail le plus difficile au monde (Canal+, in French, 2014, 0:26:20). Documentary on the 2014 Barkley Marathons.
  • Remy a la Barkley (i-run.fr, in French, 2017, 0:25:28). Follows the run of Remy Jegard at the 2016 Barkley and documents the 2016 edition of the race. 
  • Tale of a Virgin (Guillaume Arthus, 2017, 0:13:45). Guillaume documents his adventures at the 2017 Barkley Marathons.
  • Charlie at the Barkley: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 (Runner’s World, 2010, 0:25:00 (total)). Charlie Engle runs the Barkley Marathons in 2010. 

Bear 100
  • Dancing the Bear (Lott Media, 2007, 0:53:56) This documentary chronicles the experience of two middle-of-the-pack runners, Kelly Bradbury and Mary Workman, during the 2004 Bear 100 Endurance Run.

Bridger Ridge Run
  • Wind Drinkers: 30 Years of the Bridger Ridge Run: Episode 1 and episode 2 (Epic Montana, 2015, 23:16 in 2 episodes) In 2015, for the 30th time, a diverse group of runners tested themselves over 20 miles on the exposed spine of the Bridger Mountains outside of Bozeman, Montana.

Buffalo Stampede
  • It’s just Running (Salomon/Andy Lloyd, 2016, 0:05:01) It's Just Running follows 2 Salomon trail running athletes, Majell Backhausen and Lucinda Hitchings as they compete in the 72km Buffalo Stampede and share an insight into the world of competitive trail running.

Cape Wrath Ultra
  • Cape Wrath Ultra (Team BMC, 2016, 0:31:03) The film follows the progress of the inaugural race in May 2016, focussing on both the landscape and the participants.

Cascade Crest 100

Comrades
  • A Soldier's Dream (Comrades Marathon, 2016, 0:42:06) A short glimpse into the rich history oft he comrades marathon. 
  • Spirit of the Comrades (New Balance, 2014, 0:05:20) This is what the Comrades Marathon is all about. It's the 89km, it‘s the scene, it‘s the people, it‘s the hills, it‘s the spirit, it‘s the camaraderie, it‘s the history, it‘s the ultimate human race.
  • I Comrades - The Ultimate Human Race (New Balance South Africa, 2015, 0:13:33) What does it take to run the 89km oft he Comrades Marathon. And what does it give back to the runners who set off on this journey.

Diagonale Des Fous / Grand Raid Reunion

Dipsea Race
  • Survival Run (Robert Charlton, 1979, 0:11:23) Harry Cordellos is blind. But he defines himself as a runner. In 1968, he did his first run, the famous 'Bay to Breakers Race' in San Francisco. He became an avid member of his running club. But there's one race where he was kept out of the picture: The Dipsea Race in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco Bay. Then, in 1971, his buddy offered to guide him to this race. He accepted and they finished. In 1979 he was filmed when an other running buddy, Mike Restani, ran the Dipsea with him.

Dragon’s Back Ultra
  • 1992 Dragon’s Back Ultra (NN, 1992, 0:14:32). Documentary of the inaugural race in the year 1992. 
  • Dragon’s Back Race (Richard Heap / Slackjaw, 2012, 1:12:00) 💲 After the legendary 1992 race of the Dragon’s Back this run fell into oblivion. For 20 years – until its resurrection in the year 2012. This film documents the 2012 edition oft he Dragon’s Back Race and follows the participants over more than 200 miles of Welsh hills with more than 17000 meters of ascend.
  • Conquering the Dragon (Richard Heap / Ourea Events, 2017, 0:37:13) 💲 It is the fourth edition oft he Dragon’s Back Ultra – after the inaugural race 1992 and the races in 2012 and 2015. The film follows five participants of the race on their journey on the back of the dragon.

Fat Dog 120
  • Fat Dog 120 (Project Talaria, 2016, 0:28:56) Fat Dog is one of the most challenging mountain ultra races in Kanada. Poetic film with great pictures.

Fell Running (in general)
  • Norman Matthews Winter Hill (Directors Cut) (Fellephant, 2013, 0:09:44) This film documents well the atmosphere and community of fell racings. 
  • Fellbound (Fellephant, 2013, 0:10:12) Atmospheric film with SloMo video sequences and dense synthesizer music. Gives a glimpse into what fellrunning is all about. 
  • Fellrunners (Fellephant, 2010, 0:07:45) Fellrunning is hard. This is shown in a compilation of footage taken from Ben Nevis, Belmont Winter Hill, Hendersons End, Winter Hill, Rivington Pike, Kentmere Horseshoe, Borrowdale, Langdale Horseshoe, Rydal Round and a recce of Grisedale Horseshoe. 

Gorge Waterfalls 100
  • The 2014 Gorge Waterfalls 50k (Ginger Runner, 2014, 0:11:22). The Columbia Gorge in Oregon is home of the Gorge Waterfalls 50/100 races – with a great course in the Oregon rainforest and with stunning waterfalls. Ginger Runner documents his run at Gorge Waterfalls 50k. There is a second film of the Gorge Waterfalls 100k documenting this race and the nature. 
  • Gorge Waterfalls 50/100k (Project Talaria, 2014, 0:08:23). Great Pictures from the 2014 Races of Gorge Waterfalls.

Hardrock 100
  • The Gathering (Billy Yang, 2017, 0:19:49) Sights and sounds of the Hardrock 100.
  • The Unknown (Billy Yang, 2017, 0:25:51) In 2014, ultrarunner Timothy Olson hit the wall about halfway through Hardrock 100. Although he was able to eventually finish, it was not the race he wanted. In 2016 he came back to redeem himself.
  • Wild and Tough. 2014 Hardrock 100 (David Clifford / Hoka One One, 2014, 0:06:37) A look inside the 2014 Hardrock 100 Ultra Marathon.
  • Kissing the Rock (Matt Trappe Photo&Film / Ultimate Direction, 2016) This film sheds light on the hardrock course, culture and the history of the Silverton region.
  • Salomon Team - Hardrock 2011 (Salomon, 2011, 0:05:22). Short film on the Hardrock 100 race 2011, focussing on the salomon runner Julien Chorier. 
  • Get Ready for … Hardrock (North Face Get Ready for Season 04 Episode 06, 2013, 0:11:15). Film documents the race of Seb Chaignau with his eventual win at the 2013 Hardrock 100. 
  • Hardrunner (Mouss Production, in French, 2015, 0:13:15). What is the difference between European and American ultra trail runners? Sebastien Chaigneau and Joe Grant at the 2014 Hardrock 100. 
  • Krogers Canteen (Salomon Running TV Season 04 Episode 06, 2015, 0:07:47) Kroger’s Canteen  is a very special aid station at Hardrock 100 - perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level. The film documents the people who run it – and the runners who come through. 
  • Pacing Hardrock (Jeff Pelletier, 2017, 0:19:33). Jeff Pelletier’s story of pacing his friend Kevin Douglas at 2015 Hardrock 100. The film provides a glimpse of not only the race itself, but of the unique atmosphere and events surrounding the race in the historic mountain town of Silverton, Colorado. 

Himalayan 100
  • Himalayan 100. Of culture. Of course. (The Wolpertinger, 2011, 0:12:48). The Darjeeling Region in the Indian Himalayas is well known for tea – and not so much for running. Nevertheless, the 5 stage 100 Mile race of the Himalayan 100 has a rich history. This short film documents the route and the 2011 edition of this race.

Hong Kong 100
  • More than a Race (Lloyd Belcher Visuals, 2014, 0:34:53). More Than A Race follows the 100-kilometre journey of some of the world’s best ultra runners in the 2014 Vibram Hong Kong 100, the city’s original solo ultra marathon. 

Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge
  • Breaking 60 - Challenging the Impossible (Robin Lee, 2017, 0:45:00) 💲 A 298 kilometre battle with over 14,000 metres of elevation gain in hills around Hong Kong, Breaking 60 follows the hopes of four ultrarunners who have one goal in mind – to break 60 hours.

Hong Kong Trailwalker
  • Racing the Hidden Dragon (Mariette Faber / Minx Media, 2005, 0:34:00) 💲 This film follows a group of runners who are about to participate in the Hong Kong Trailwalker which takes place in the rugged mountains of Hong Kong each year.  

Hurt 100
  • Profiling Hurt (Barry Walton, 2008, 0:34:35) This documentary follows ultrarunner Mark Gilligan at his 2008 HURT race.

Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon
  • This is Something Different (Steffen Neupert, German with English subtitles, 2018, 1:16:28) The Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon (ISRU) is not your ordinary ultramarathon. This race gives insights into the rich Iranian culture and hospitality. Insights into fascinating desert landscape. And it brings together the multicultural field of participants. The film follows particularly desert runner Rafael Fuchsgruber and Mahsa Torabi, the first female Iranian Marathon runner during the inaugural edition of the ISRU.

Javelina Jundred
  • Javelina Jundred (Project Talaria, 2015, 0:21:24) The 100 mile long Javelina Jundred, a race run in six loops out in the desert in Arizona is the last chance qualifying race for the Western States Endurance Run. The film shows the 2014 participants on their attempt to get the qualifyer. 

Lakes in a day
  • A Journey Shared (Summit Fever Productions, 2017, 0:10:02). Three runners train and race the 50 mile ultramarathon „Lakes in a day“ through the iconic Lake District.  

La Ultra - The High
  • The High – Making the Toughest Race on Earth (BTV Productions, 2017, 1:53:48). La Ultra – The High is a 222 km long race in the remote region of Ladakh, India. It crosses passes over 5000 m of altitude. The film portraits the struggle oft he organizer to set this race up – and the struggle of the runners to complete the race.  
  • 333km - The Worlds' Highest Running Race (Pedja Marcovic, 2017, 0:27:20) The film follows the serbian ultrarunner and Special Operations Unit member Jovica Spajic in one of the highest ultra runs of the world – the „La Ultra“ in Ladakh. 
  • Impossible: La Ultra – The High (Upslope Productions, 2017, 0:51:33) 💲 Running 333 kilometers through the remote region of Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas – is this impossible? 

Leadville Trail 100
  • Race across the Sky (The African Attachment, 2012, 0:05:45) Ryan Sandes at the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 race. 
  • Running the Iconic Leadville 100 Ultra Marathon (Outside TV, 2016, 0:07:20) Four athletes (Maggie Walsh, Jason Michalack, Casey Hill, Luke Jay) running the iconic Leadville 100 in 2016. 
  • 1Hundred – Running the Impossible (Kevin Morris, 2011, 1:18:00) 1 HUNDRED is a  documentary of the human spirit and one of the most extreme races on the planet – the Leadville Trail 100. The documentary will follow 3 ordinary people on their journey leading up to and ultimately tackling this daunting race.  

Massanutten Mountain Trails 100
  • Forged in Mountains (Ron Heerkens Jr., 2017, 0:13:34) BeastCoast episode 4 follows the journey of Jamie Hobbs as he takes on the Hellgate 100K on his way to Massanutten 100 in Virginia.
  • Massanutten: Two Runners, 100 Miles (Ben LaDieu, 2007, 1:15:00) 💲 Currently not available. This film focusses on two runners: Gary Knipling, 62, is a 9-time finisher taking on the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 for the 10th time. Kerry Owens, 43, is a steadily improving ultramarathoner, returning for her third run. By following two runners throughout the course, some of the social aspects are emphasized as well as capturing the spirit of what ultrarunning is to the people involved. Trailer here.
     
Moab Alpine to Slickrock
  • Moab Alpine to Slickrock (iRunFar, 2014, 0:05:38). The surroundings of Moab offer a variety of environments for trail running that are rarely found in relatively small areas. "Alpine to Slickrock 50" is a trail race that has taken place nine times so far and exploits this entire diversity. This film follows the 2013 race.

Mount Kinabalu Climbathlon
  • Mount Kinabalu (Salomon Running TV Season 01, Episode 05, 2011, 0:04:46). Kilian Jornet and Marco de Gasperi run the Mount Kinabalu Climbathlon 2011, the 25th edition of this mountain race on the highest peak of southeast Asia.  

Mount Marathon
  • 3022ft. A Mt. Marathon Story (Max Romey, 2015, 1:03:26) 💲 Every year on the 4th of July, Mount Marathon in Alaska forms the setting for one of the purest mountain races of the world. Just up the mountain – and down. Steep, very steep. The film portraits some of the runners of the 2014 edition of this race and gives a glimpse of its rich history and the community of racers and spectators. 

Orcas Island 100
  • Orcas Island 100 (Project Talaria, 2016, 0:25:27). Athmospheric film of the Orcas Island 100 trail race, the island community, and the runners. 

Pikes Peak
  • 14,115 Feet: Pikes Peak Marathon (Richard Sosa, 2007, 0:58:10) Documentary on the 2007 Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent. This race is one of the oldest Trail Running events in the United States: Pikes Peak Marathon was held for the first time in 1966 and has been held every year since then.

Pine to Palm

Run the Rut
  • Trail Fighter (Fitsok/Outdoor Research, 2015, 0:06:11) Kyle Dietz, a mixed martial arts fighter turns ultra runner and prepares for and runs the Rut 50k.
  • Experience the Rut: Episode 1, episode 2 (Epic Montana, 2014, 0:11:15 in 2 episodes) The film takes us behind the scenes with Rut organizers Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote as they prepare for the 2014 50K.

Spine Race
  • The Montane Spine Race Film (Summit Fever Media, 2015, 1:00:15) 💲 Documentary of the 2015 Montane Spine Race.
  • Broken (Summit Fever Media, 2017, 1:06:26) 💲 Documentary of the 2017 Montane Spine Race. 
  • Resilience (Ellie Green/Matt Green, 2018, 0:45:00) 💲 Documentary of the 2018 Montane Spine Race.

Squamish 50-50
  • Squamish 50/50 (Ginger Runner, 2014, 0:28:01) Ginger Runner’s run at Squamish, completing a 50 Miler and a 50k in two consecutive days.
  • Squamish 50 (Arc’teryx, 2013, 0:03:10) Course highlights oft he Squamish 50 with interviews of the 2013 runners and the race director Gary Robbins.

Tahoe 200 Endurance Run
  • Endure (Jay Korff, 2017, 1:07:00) 💲 This is a film about a lot of pain. It is the film about "Tattoo Tom", Tom Mitchell. He lost his daughter to cancer. Then he decided to do something about childhood cancer. First he resumed boxing to raise money. Then he started running. But - wait a minute: Not just running. He did a 200 mile run: the Tahoe 200.

Tahoe Rim Trail
  • A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell (Tyler Bourns, 2007, 0:57:00) 💲 Currently not available. Here you will get a chance to see what the 400 entrants from around the world experienced when competing in an ultra distance endurance run on the world famous Tahoe Rim Trail. Here, athletes can choose from a 50K, 50 miler, or the exhausting 100-Mile National Championship Event.  Trailer here.

TNF 100 Australia
  • The North Face Australia (Salomon Running TV Season 01 Episode 01, 2011, 0:05:46). This short film documents Kilian Jornet, Ryan Sandes, Francois d’Haene and Devon Yanko running the 2011 TNF 100 Australia in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Australia. 

 Tour de Tirol
  • Tour de Tirol (Alexander Sass, in German, 2016, 0:47:00) 💲 The film accompanies the 42 year old amateur runner Alexander Bille, who runs the Tour de Tirol for the first time. The Tour de Tirol is a 3-day event with a fast 10k run, a mountain marathon - finished off with a 25k trailrun.

Transalpine Run
  • Overcome (Stephan Wieser / Willpower Athletes, 2017, 0:22:54) Two athletes of „Team Willpower“ face ups and downs at the Transalpine Run.

Transeuropalauf
  • I want to run. Das härteste Rennen der Welt (Achim Michael Hasenberg / CLA GmbH, in German, 2009, 1:29:00) 💲 The Trans-Europe-Run is a multistage race that took place three times so far: 2003, 2009 and 2012. The 2009 race, which is documented in this film, led from Bari in Italy tot he Nordkap in Norway. The film follows the runners on their 64 stages across Europe.

Triple Crown of 200s
  • The Triple Crown of 200s (Altra/Derrick Lytle, 2017, 0:13:24) A short film chronicling Team Altra Employee, Mike McKnight, during his pursuit of finishing three 200-mile races in roughly 2 months time: Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200, and Moab 240. 

UTMB
  • UTMB Perspectives (Salomon Running TV Season 01 Episode 03, 2011, 0:05:20) Kilian Jornet, Iker Carrera, Geoff Roes, Miguel Heras, Francois d’Haene, Jez Bragg, Joe Grant, Dakota Jones, Scott Jorek and Nick Clark share their perpectives on running the UTMB, running 100 mile races and running in the mountains in general.
  • Mont Blanc | CCC UTMB® 2015 (Billy Yang, 2016, 0:21:53). The film follows the athletes David Laney (UTMB), Tim Tollefson (CCC) and Zach Miller (CCC) in the 2015 race.
  • Curiosity (The North Face, 2014, 0:13:00). This film follows the stories of North Face team athletes Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson, and Hal Koerner in the 2014 UTMB. 
  • Battements / Heartbeats (Didier Lafond, 2011, 0:09:38). In a poetic film, Didier Lafond portraits the journey of the runners at the UTMB on their course through the Western Alps.
  • Dedicated - Sage Canaday at UTMB 2015 (Matt Trappe, 2015, 0:06:30). Sage Canaday on his journey around the Mont Blanc - from running competitively to being evacuated by helicopter. 
  • UTMB Stories (Columbia, 2017, 0:48:30) This series of videos sheds light onto different aspects of the 2017 edition of UTMB: My first UTMB, Running in the dark, Mind game, Best ever edition?, I will never forget, Support Crew.  

Vermont 100
  • Head – Heart – Feet (Michael Mooney and William Peters / Hammer & Saw Films, 2015, 1:38:00) 💲 Ultrarunner Zak Wieluns attempts to run The Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. Filmed on the 25th edition of the race.

Western States Endurance Run 100
  • Unbreakable (JB Benna/Journeyfilm, 2010, 1:45:00) 💲 This movie has become the classic Western States Movie. It documents the 2010 race with the men’s favourites Geoff Roes, Tony Krupicka, Hal Koerner and Kilian Jornet. Trailer und film here.
  • A Race for the Soul (Brian Harder, 2001, 0:52:00) 💲 A documentary oft he 2001 race with some of the elite runners of the day (Scott Jurek, Tim Twietmeyer, Ann Trason). Besides these well known runners, the film also focusses on some middle- and back-of-the-pack runners. Copy in limited resolution here
  • Western Time (Billy Yang, 2014, 0:28:42) On June 28, 2014 Nike Trail athlete Sally McRae ran the original and most prestigious 100 mile race, the Western States 100 for the very first time. This short film documents her story and her journey leading up to this event including qualifying at the Montrail Ultra Cup race, the inaugural Sean O'Brien 50 mile earlier in the year.
  • From Squaw to Auburn | My Western States 100 Race (Billy Yang, 2015, 0:21.57): The film documents the journey of Billy Yang at the Western States 100 2015.
  • Life in a day (Billy Yang, 2017, 1:02:17) The great Ann Trason compared running 100 miles to living „Life in a day“. This film follows the journey of four female runners at the Western States Endurance Run 2016: Devon Yanko, Magda Boulet, Kaci Lickteig and Anna Mae Flynn.  
  • A Decade on (Ginger Runner, 2017, 0:40:48) In 2006, after 7 years of victories by Scott Jurek, Brian Morrison led the Western States Endurance Run to the track in Auburn. There he collapsed, was helped to the finish line only to be disqualified later, because he didn’t finish the race under his own power. Ten years later, he returns to Squaw Valley to redeem himself.
  • Desperate Dreams (Maria Centrella / Daniel Blackburn / Chris Centrella, Centreburn Productions, 1982/1983, 0:50:54/ 0:47:35) 💲 Currently not available. Race Videos of the WSER 1982 and 1983 – the really early days of the WSER with wins of the legendary Jim King and Jim Howard. Unfortunately, the film is no longer available as DVD in the WSER shop. If you have old-school ultrarunning buddies, ask them to check their VHS collections.
  • Endurance Junkies: Blood, sweat and tears and the Western States 100 (NN, 2012, 0:07:43). Three women – Amy Dodson, Meghan Arbogast and Shanon Farar-Griefer – prepare for Western States 2011. (Teaser only, no full film has been produced).
  • Diamond to the Rough (Myles Smythe, 2016, 0:42:00) 💲 Eric Byrnes played Baseball in the Major League for 11 seasons – now he is attempting to run WSER.
  • In One Day (JB Benna / Journeyfilm, 2015, 00:26:00) 💲 Ivan Zinn, a Chief Investment Officer from New York, runs the Western States.
  • This Is Your Day (Myles Smythe, 2015, 0:50:48) 💲 Western States 2015. Rob Krar (winner oft he previous year), Karl Hoagland (Publisher of UltraRunning Magazine) and fast ultrarunner and mother Caroline Boller take on the journey from Squaw to Auburn. This film followst hem.
  • Running Madness (Susan Cohn, 2002, 1:14:46). Western States 2002. A lottery gets you in, and something indescribable gets you through. "Running Madness" seeks to unravel what that "indescribable something" is, via interviews with the runners, their pacers, the hundreds of volunteers who show up year after year (as addicted as the runners are) to work the aid stations, the organizers and the medical staff. 
  • Team Salomon 5 Continents – Western States 100 (Salomon Trailrunning Episode 02, 2011, 0:05:01). Second attempt for Kilian Jornet at Western States. This time he manages to win the race. 
  • Solstice (Andy Hofman, 2016, 0:50:33) 💲 Ashley Lindsay, a rookie, and her journey at the Western States Endurance Run. Trailer hier.   
  • Thirty Hours (Alex Massey, Lucas Vazquez, 2016, 0:12:28). Wally Hesseltine tries to finish the Western States Endurance Run to become the oldest finisher.
  • Flock to the Finish (REI, 2016, 0:06:35). Devon Yanko dropped out of Western States in 2010. Now, in 2016, she is back and has only one aim: To finish. 
  • Racing the Darkness | Sage Canaday & the 2016 Western States 100 (Ginger Runner, 2016, 0:12:06) After having to be evacuated by helicopter at the 2015 UTMB, Sage Canaday sets his sight on the 2016 Western States 100 to finish his first 100 miler. Being 2nd in the first half oft he race, the race then turns into a fight for the finish.  
  • 100 miles to 40 (Chris Halsne, 2011, 1:07:00) 💲 Currently not available. Michelle is a mother of two children, a wife, a dog and cat owner, and a successful entrepreneur. She is about to turn 40. A birthday she will remember – because she will run the iconic Western States Endurance Run 100. Trailer here.

Yukon Arctic Ultra
  • The Yukon Arctic Ultra (Robert Pollhammer/Scott Gillmore, 2012, 1:02:26). The Yukon Arctic Ultra is one of the coldes ultramarathons. It takes place every year in February. Participants must cover the 430 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon to Dawson, Yukon - they can do this by bike, ski or on foot. This film follows the 2012 edition of the race. 

Zugspitz Trailrun Challenge
  • Together (Stephan Wieser / Team Willpower, German&English, with german&english subtitles, 2016, 0:12:41). Several runners of Team Willpower meet at the Zugspitz Trailrun Challenge. They are quite diverse, but they fight together. 






FKTs AND OTHER FAST STUFF

General
  • Origins - Fastest Known Times (Merrell, 2018, 0:07:31) From humble grassroots beginnings in the 1990s, the activity (and obsession) of FKT has risen to become trail running’s hottest pursuit. “Origins of FKT” gives a glimpse into the scene, which has roots on the John Muir Trail in California and, now, has risen to the heights of Mount Everest. Archival footage from around the world and in-person interviews with FKT luminaries are included in this short documentary, filmed in Boulder, Colorado.

Aconcagua
  • Aconcagua: A new Chance (Wiland Pinsdorf / Red Bull, 2016, 0:46:51). The brazilian Ultrarunner Fernanda Maciel tries to break the 24 hour barrier for a round trip to Aconcagua starting at the park entrance. 

Appalachian Trail
  • Made to be Broken (Red Bull, 2017, 0:42:44). This film documents Karl Meltzer’s AT FKT in 2016.

Berliner Höhenweg
  • Nur der Weg ist das Ziel (Hans Peter Stauber / Servus TV, in German, 2012, 0:46:00) Currently not available. Trailrunner Markus Kröll always dreamt of running the Berlin High Route in the Zillertal within one day. This involves to run 70k with 6700 meters of vertical gain. The film accompanies Markus Kröll on the route.

Bob Graham Round
  • Run Forever: Nicky Spinks and the Double Bob Graham (Nick Brown, 2016, Inov8, 0:48:08) The inspirational 49 year old  cancer survivor Nicky Spinks became the fastest person to run a double Bob Graham Round.
  • Nicky Spinks – Bob Graham Round (Richard Heap, 2015, 0:19:00) 💲 In April 2015 Nicky Spinks set out to beat her own women's record of 18 hours 12 minutes for the Bob Graham Round, the legendary Lake District fell running endurance challenge. This film follows the highs and lows of her record attempt.  
  • The Bob Graham Round (Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 07, 2016, 0:06:29) Ricky Lightfoot attempts to complete the Bob Graham Round in Winter. 

Colorado Trail

Corsica Traverse GR20
  • Kilian’s Corsican Quest: part 1 & part 2 (Salomon, Kilian’s Quest Season 01 Episode 02, 2009, 9:49). In June 2009, Kilian Jornet set a new FKT (32h54m24s) at the „classic“ hiking route GR20 in Corsica. 
  • Crossing Corsica (Red Bull.TV, 2016, 0:28:04). This film documents the FKT attempt of Francois d’Haene on the GR20 in Corsica.

Drakensberg Grand Traverse
  • Travailen (The African Attachment / Red Bull, 2014, 0:26:56). The Drakensberg is the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment. The Drakensberg Grand Travers is an unmarked route of about 220 km stretching at the top of the escarpment.  In 2014, Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel attempted to set a new FKT at the DGT.

Fish River Canyon
  • The Beauty of the Irrational (The African Attachment, 2012, 0:06:14). The Fish River is located in the southern part of Namibia and forms the longest continous canyon in Africa. In 2012,  Ryan Sandes attempted to set a new FKT along the 90 km long Fish River Trail.  

Ireland: South to North
  • Eoin Keith - Ultra Runner (Niall Sheerin, 2017, 0:05:05). Eoin Keith is an accomplished ultrarunner. He won the Spine Race 2016 as well as several shorter ultraraces. He did well at the Spartathlon. In April 2017 Eoin sets out for a new challenge: To run the length of Ireland - a distance of 555 km - and to beat the standing record of Mimi Anderson. This short film tels his story.  

John Muir Trail
  • The Long Haul (JB Benna/Journeyfilm, 2014, 0:38:00). Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner try to set a new FKT at the JMT. KOSTENPFLICHTIG. Trailer here.

Kilimanjaro
  • Kilimanjaro: part 1 &part 2 (Salomon, Kilian‘s Quest Season 02, 2010, 10:43). As part oft he „Kilian’s Quest“ project, ultrarunner Kilian Jornet sets a new FKT on the Kilimanjaro both for the ascent and for the round trip. Simon MTuy, a previous record holder, is helping him in this attempt.  

Kom-Emine
  • Reach your Limits – Half a Million Steps of Pain (Dimo Petkov, 2015, 0:52:00) 💲 Kiril Nikolov, known as Disl, is a bulgarian mountain runner. This film documents his journey along the 600km stretch of mountain trails between Kom on the west border of Bulgaria to Emine on the Black Sea coast. His purpose: To set a new course record.

Long Trail
  • Finding Traction (Jame Jacobsen, 2014, 0:57:00) 💲 In 2012, ultrarunner Nikki Kimball set out on the Long Trail in Vermont in an attempt to break not only the women’s FKT, but to be the fastest person who ever ran the Long Trail. Trailer here.

Lost Coast
  • The Lost Coast - Directors Cut (Ethan Newberry, 2018, 0:07:36) The Ginger Runner has made another movie. This time the focus is on an FKT - and a wild landscape. When the Pacific Coast Highway (also known as Highway #1 and #101) was planned, there was a problem 200 km north of San Francisco: Between Rockport and Eureka, geology and topology were so complex that the construction of a coastal road was simply not possible. Thus a piece of unspoilt coast has remained here, rough, sometimes dangerous, because at high tide the water reaches up to the rocks that rise steeply. Wouldn't that be a great territory for an FKT? Due to the complexity of planning (tides, weather) and the imminent danger, so far there was only one FKT attempt at this stretch of coast: By Leor Pantilat together with runner/traveler Rickey Gates. After his victory at the Tarawera, Dylan Bowman has now decided to attack this FKT. Who could be a better companion than Rickey Gates? And who could be a better filmmaker for this adventure than Ethan Newberry AKA Ginger Runner.

Nolan’s 14
  • Nolan’s 14 (Phoenix and Ash Productions, 2014, 0:47:36) 💲 History of Nolan’s 14 told by ultrarunners and mountaineers like Blake Wood, Missy Gosney, Matt Hart, Tony Krupicka and Ben Clark. Kostenpflichtig.

Pacific Crest Trail
  • Run for Colin (Michael Dillon, 2014, 0:33:41). In 2014, Joe McConaughy sets out for an attempt to break the supported FKT on the PCT. He does that in memory of his cousin Colin and in order to raise funds for Cancer Care.
  • The Runner: David Horton's 2,700 Mile Run of the PCT (JB Benna / Journeyfilm, 2007, 1:17:00) 💲 Ultrarunner David Horton tries to set a new FKT at the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • One Step at a Time (Steven Mortinson, 2017, 0:31:00) 💲 Ultrarunners Yassine Diboun, Scott Loughney, and Travis Liles attempt to break the record for the FKT across Oregon on the PCT. This film documents their journey along the 453-mile stretch. 

Pony Express Trail
  • Human Express (Red Bull, 2011, 0:53:09) The Pony Express Trail is the legendary fast mail route connecting Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. In 2010, ultrarunner Karl Meltzer became the first human who ran the whole Pony Express Trail in a single push within 40 days. 

Pyrenees Range Traverse
  • Pyrenees, part 1, part 2, part 3 (Kilian’s Quest, Season 02, 2010, 0:15:36) As part of the Kilian’s Quest project, Kilian Jornet sets out on a traverse of the Pyrennees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea. The original route is 700km long with 35000m elevation gain and loss. However, due to snow, Jornet had to reroute. He eventually ran 850 km with 45000m of vert in 113 hours within 8 consecutive days.   

Ramsay Round
  • Ramsay Round, part 1 & part 2 (The Adventure Show, 2017, 0:15:58). Donnie Campbell sets a new FKT for the completion of Ramsay Round in Winter.  

South West Coast Path

Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Go West Young Man / Kilian & co / Hymn to the Rim (Salomon / Kilian‘s Quest Season 01, 2009, 0:14:20). The Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is a 165-mile long loop trail around Lake Tahoe. In 2009, Kilian Jornet tried to break the FKT of Tim Twietmeyer for the supported FKT.

West Coast Trail

Wainwright Summits
  • Wainwright Summit Attempt (Alastair Lee / Posing Productions, 2015, 0:42:58) 💲 Fellrunner Steve Birkinshaw tries to break Joss Naylor's record by linking up all 214 Lakeland Wainwright Summits in under seven days.

Wonderland Trail
  • Wonderland: Gary Robbins' FKT around Mount Rainier (Ginger Runner, 2015, 0:36:21) The Wonderland Trail is a rugged 95-mile loop around Mt. Rainier, the highest peak in Washington State. This film follows ultrarunner Gary Robbins as he sets a new FKT on the Wonderland Trail. 

Zion Traverse
  • The Zion Traverse (Patagonia, 2012, 0:03:15). The film follows Krissy Moehl and Luke Nelson in their attemt to break the respective FKTs for the Zion Traverse.  
  • Chasing FKTs (Myles Smythe / Montrail, 2016, 0:06:09). Amy Sproston and Joelle Vaught run the 48 miles through Zion National Park in order to lower the FKT 
  • Hayden Hawks’ Fastest-Known Time Across Zion National Park (Derick Lytle / Hoka One One, 2017, 0:02:32) Ultrarunner Hayden Hawks sets the record for the fastest-known time on the traverse across Zion National Park.
  • Zion Traverse Double Crossing FKT (Derick Lytle / Beach House Studio, 2014, 0:02:41) Jennilyn Eaton and Craig Lloyd set a new FKT fort he Double Crossing of Zion National Park. 





RUNNER’s CLOSEUP

 Dag Aabye
  • Never Die Easy (Adam Maruniak/Justin Pelletier, 2018, 0:13:54) Filmmakers Adam Maruniak and Justin Pelletier go in search of the legendary Dag Aabye, 76. A ghost of sorts, he is rarely seen, and difficult to track down, as these filmmakers found out. Living in a bus off the grid in the forest of British Columbia, he lives a simple life. His passion is building and running trails. For the last 10 years, he has competed in the 128K Death Race in the Canadian Rockies, and is the oldest person to have finished the race.

Gordy Ainsleigh
  • The Original (Salomon Running TV Season 03 Episode 06, 2014, 0:08:16) Gordy Ainsleigh created the Western States Endurance Run – just by running a race that normally was covered on horseback. 

Mike Aish
  • Crushing Hope (Godu Productions, 2012, 0:03:58) Kiwi ultrarunner Mike Aish has participated twice in the Olympic Games. In 2012 he has set sight on a new goal: To compete at the 2012 Leadville 100 Run, the “race across the sky”. 

Remi Bonnet 
  • Remi Bonnet (Salomon, 2017, 0:04:34) Remi Bonnet burst on the Skyrunning Scene in 2015 – and in the same year, he won the Skyrunning World VK Series. Then, in 2016, Remi was sidelined by a long lasting injury which kept him out of the sport during the whole year. In 2017, he slowly came back. This is Remi Bonnet. 

Amelia Boone
  • 15 Hours: Amelia Boone (Billy Yang, 2018, 0:08:31) Obstacle Course Racing champion Amelia Boone suffered from a stress fracture in her femur, when she was on the zenith of her endurance career in 2016 and had won an entrance to Western States. It took her over one year to come back from injury. Fast forward to February 3, 2018 as she toed the line of her first ultramarathon back at the Sean O'Brien 100K, Amelia reflects back on being injured and her newfound gratitude and perspective on running. "The Struggle Ends When the Gratitude Begins"

Rory Bosio
  • Running on Empty (The North Face, 2018, 0:14:37) The average person walks Corsica’s merciless GR20 trail in two weeks. Ultrarunner Rory Bosio is not average. With guest appearances of duct-taped hiking poles, anti-chafe gloves and local pizza, see what the 118 mile trail looks like in 50 hours.

Magdalena Boulet
  • 15 Hours: Magdalena Boulet (Billy Yang, 2016, 0:06:10) Magdalena Boulet has won the Western States 100 in 2015. But she is so much more than just a Western States Champion. She is an Olympian, a mother, a wife, an immigrant.

Jeff Browning
  • The Double (Matt Trappe, 2016, 0:09:58) Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 – two vastly different races. Only very few people would consider to run them within the same year – as there are only 19 days of rest in between. Jeff Browning did race them – and he did well.

Caballo Blanco
  • Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco (Sterling Noren / Noren Films, 2015, 1:32:00). 💲 Caballo Blanco (born as Michael Randall Hickman, later Micah True) was a middleweight boxer who started climbing and trailrunning in the 80ies. In the 90ies, he went to Mexico to spend time and to run with the native Tarahumara or Raramuri. He became famous when he was featured in the book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. He died in 2012 on a morning run in the Gila Wilderness. This film tries to portrait the real figure of Micah True. 

Cody Callon
  • Running Wild (Benjamin Johnson, 2016, 0:02:00) Meet ultra runner Cody Callon. Cody talks about a state of mind that is only achieved when running long distances on the trail. Perhaps this is the same mindset that hunters would rely on when endurance hunting for survival thousands of years ago. 

Adam Campbell
  • Silence (Duct Tape Then Beer / Arc’teryx, 2013, 0:06:49). This is not a story about Adam Campbell. It is a story of every outdoor enthusiast. Starring: Adam Campbell. The world is filled with noise. Make room for silence.  

Donnie Campbell
  • Donnie Campbell (Salomon TV, 2017, 0:07:18) Donnie Campbell was brought up in the Isle of Skye, joined the Royal Marines at age 17 – and one year later he went to Iraq. It was a long journey from there to becoming the British Ultra Trail Champion. Donnie shares his story.  

Sage Canaday
  • Dedicated (Hoka One One, 2016, 0:06:30) Sage Canaday has won various ultra races from 50k (Speedgoat, 2015), 50 miles (The North Face Endurance Challenge SF, 2014), to 100k (Black Canyon Ultras, 2016). Now he sets his sight on the UTMB, a 100 mile mountain race. Although he is very dedicated, it doesn’t go as he wished.  
  • MUT Runner (Sage Canaday, 2014, 0:39:32) Sage Canaday explains his take on the “new breed of runners” and the evolution of Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) running. With a foreword of Sage Canaday. 

Sebastien Chaigneau

 Avery Collins
  • Ouray 100 (Red Tide Productions, 2018, 0:59:00) 💲 Sent off course in the early miles of the Ouray 100, Avery Collins finds himself near last place at one of the world's most difficult trail races. Rather than accepting defeat, Avery spends the next ninety miles enduring foul weather and high altitude terrain in a daring attempt to reclaim his lead. In loving memory of Al Lawrence. Non laurus luctatio. Not the prize but the struggle.

 Courtney Dauwalter
  • Boundary Breaker (Carrie Highman/Dream Lens Media, 2018, 0:06:42). Courtney Dauwalter is one of the most remarkable women in ultra running today. Setting the women's American record for the most miles in a 24 hour endurance race in 2017, her dominance in ultra running has continued to grow. Her 2017 ultra running season included a win at the Moab 240, the Run Rabbit Run 100 and many more. Most recently, she earned her golden ticket to Western States by winning the Sean O'Brian 100k. Boundary Breaker takes a look behind the scenes of what makes Courtney tick. Here is some more bonus material, where she talks about her first 100 mile race and some crazy hallucinations.

Dawa Sherpa
  • Dawa Sherpa (Emotion Trail S03E02, in French, 2017, 0:50:09). If the trail-running world were to retain a single pioneer of the discipline, it would obviously be Dawa Sherpa. Unanimously recognized by the whole community, Sylvaine Cussot takes us to her native land in Nepal, where she never ceases to make a series of discoveries, each one more surprising than the next, of a culture that is still too little known. 

Yassine Diboun
  • Behind the Run - ep1 - Yassine Diboun (Ginger Runner, 2017, 0:07:23). Ex alcohol- and drug addict Yassine Diboun tells his story how he emerged from drug addiction to sobriety and the love of running.

Bill Dooper
  • The Ultimate Fan (Salomon Running TV Season 04 Episode 01, 2015, 0:08:40) Bill Dooper is a legit ultrarunning fan. He has spectated at every Leadville Trail 100 Run since 1988 and every Hardrock 100. And he has never run an Ultra.

Mike Foote
  • In the Bitterroots (The Wolpertinger, 2012, 0:08:36) Mike Foote lives in Missoula. Not in a house. He lives in a yurt. He proudly holds the title “fastest yurt-dwelling ultrarunner”.   
  • Mike Foote 61k (The North Face, 2018, 0:05:37) Not really a running film - but a film about an ultra runner. Mike Foote loves adventurous racing. Really hard, long races through impassable terrain. He took second place three times at the Hardrock 100 and in 2012 he was third at the UTMB. Then, three years later, together with Mike Wolfe, he ventured to the "Crown Traverse", 600 miles from Missoula, Montana to Banff, Alberta (Canada) over the "crown" of the Rocky Mountains. Compared to all this, his current project is truly civilized: He wants to set a new record for most vertical meters on skis. The film documents this project.

Anna Frost
  • Paradise Lost (Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 01, 2016, 0:18:46) Anna Frost visits the islands of Papua New Guinea where she grew up. She reflects on the way she has come and on future perspectives.
  • Home (Salomon Running TV Season 03 Episode 02, 2013, 0:06:14) After a streak of injuries Anna Frost decides to come back to her home in New Zealand, search for her roots and ask herself what running means to her. 
  • Anna Frost Aims for Her Third Hardrock (Outside Online, 2017, 0:04:23). Anna Frost has won a ton of shorter ultrarunning races in the recent years. Then she lost her love for training and racing. After a break she came back – and moved up to the “real” ultra-world by winning Hardrock 100 twice in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, she comes back to this race, that really has a place in her heart.

Clare Gallagher
  • Changing Course (REI, 2017, 0:07:58) Clare Gallagher was headed toward medical school, until she realized the path everyone else wanted her to take wouldn’t make her happy. So she took one step back, 100 miles forward, and went in a new direction. 

Rickey Gates
  • There on the Periphery (The Wolpertinger, 2015, 0:05:12) Runner and adventurer Rickey Gates is living in Wisconsin. What does he do when the winter strikes? He heads north to explore the frozen shores of Lake Superior.
  • On the Road (The African Attachment, 2014, 0:18:17) The film shares Rickey's thoughts and philosophy on the life he has chosen as he road trips from Aspen Colorado to San Francisco in search of wild lands and some of the best trails in the USA. 

Joe Grant
  • Rhythm (Black Diamond, 2017, 0:01:53) Joe Grant does not only like to run. He likes to play outside, in the heart of the alps, in search of something he calls “rhythm”.
  • The Lion and the Gazelle (Arc‘teryx) We are all running. Some of us are running from something. Some of us run towards something. Sun comes up. Sun goes down.  We run. And when that sun comes up again, we keep running. A film following Joe Grant’s preparations for Hardrock 100.

Ellie Greenwood
  • Crossroads Peaks and Streets (Salomon TV, 2016, 0:05:34). Max King and Ellie Greenwood are both excellent trail- and mountainrunners. But they enjoy running on road as well. The film follows both runners in two very different races: Comrades in South Africa and the Marathon du Mont Blanc in France. 

Gediminas Grinius
  • Controlled Silence (Altra, 2017, 0:04:59) Altra Elite Athlete Gediminas Grinius has done his military service overseas, suffered from PTSD. He found running as therapy, but over the years running has become more than that - it is now a real passion. 

Lizzy Hawker
  • The Power in Me – Always Moving (The North Face, 2015, 0:03:26) This short film documents ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker on her way from big wins to injury to working as coach for female athletes like Mira Rai. 

Jack Kirk
  • The Dipsea Demon (Drow Millar / Flotonium Films, 2004, 0:54:00) 💲 Jack Kirk was known as the "Dipsea Demon," and he lived up to the nickname, running the arduous 7.1-mile trail race out of Mill Valley 67 consecutive times. He didn't quit until he collapsed at the top of the grueling 1,362-foot elevation Cardiac Hill -- at age 96. This film documents his last Dipsea race. Trailer here
  • 94-year old Runner-Jack Kirk-The Dipsea Demon (David Dowell, 2010, 0:07:46) This short docuentary follows 94 year old Jack Kirk on his 66th consecutive attempt at the Dipsea race.

Dakota Jones
  • Into Patagonia (Salomon TV, 2017, 0:19:24) With no clear objective and no set goal, American Alpine Runner, Dakota Jones, journeys to Northern Patagonia to explore the culture and landscape of one of the most romanticised regions in the world. Travelling South along the famed Carretera Austral he discovers a people rich in smiles and a land littered with mountains and glaciers. 
  • Running Mountains (Cliff Bar, 2013, 0:03:08). Youthful yet wise, talented yet modest, Dakota Jones pushes himself and the sport of ultra running to new heights. 

Errol Rocket Jones
  • The pleasure and the pain (REI, 2016, 0:05:20) Errol “The Rocket” Jones is a 65-year-old ultrarunner. And he is one of the very few Afroamerican ultrarunners. This is his story of pain, perseverance and self-discovery on the Bay Area Ridge Trail. 

Kilian Jornet
  • A fine Line, Summits of my life, Episode 01 (Sèbastien Montaz-Rosset, 2012, 0:52:00) 💲 The film documents the first year of Kilian’s „Summits of my Life“ project culminating in the traverse of Mont Blanc from south to north. Trailer here.
  • Dejame vivir, Summits of my life, Episode 02 (Sèbastien Montaz-Rosset, 2014, 0:62:00) 💲 Kilian runs and runs – up Mount Blanc, up Mount Elbrus – and then, as culmination: sets a new record on the Matterhorn. Trailer here.
  • Langtang, Summits of my life, Episode 03 (Sèbastien Montaz-Rosset, 2015, 0:52:00) 💲 Kilian prepares for his final ascent in his „Summits of my Life“ project. He plans to travel to Nepal, to Mt. Everest. Then – two days before his departure to Nepal – a devastating earthquake hits. The expedition that was meant to prepare Kilian for his climb develops into a rescue mission – for the people in Nepal. Trailer here.
  • Kilians Quest (Salomon, 2009-2012, 4 seasons with a total of 42 episodes)  This sequence of short films shows Kilian Jornet in his early career -  setting FKTs in Corsica, at Mt. Kilimanjaro, at the Tahoe Rim Trail. Spectacular runs up and down the mountains.
  • Kilian (Salomon TV, 2016, 0:13:54) Kilian Jornet is considered one of the most accomplished mountain runners ever. But he isn’t just a runner.  In Norway he attempts to cross the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain, on ski and on foot. 
  • Testing Ourselves (Salomon/Kilian Jornet&Emelie Forsberg, 2017, 0:16:17). Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg attempt to climb Cho Oyu. For Kilian the purpose of this climb is to acclimatize for his Everest attempt.  
  • Kilian Jornet in the Northern Lights (Petzl/Guillaume Broust, 2017, 0:03:43). This commercial from Petzl follows Kilian Jornet on a night run in Norway. He is chasing the ‚aurora borealis‘ – the northern lights.

Max King
  • Crossroads Peaks and Streets (Salomon TV, 2016, 0:05:34). Max King and Ellie Greenwood are both excellent trail- and mountainrunners. But they enjoy running on road as well. The film follows both runners in two very different races: Comrades in South Africa and the Marathon du Mont Blanc in France. 

Rob Krar
  • Depressions (The Wolpertinger, 2014, 0:07:39). Rob Krar runs through one of the biggest landscape “depressions” on earth, the Grand Canyon – and talks openly about his struggle with depression and how acceptance, relationship and long distance running has helped him to cope with it.
  • Chasing the distance (National Sierra Club, 2016, 0:04:04) The film is a personal look into the lives of ultra-running athletes and husband and wife team Rob Krar and Christina Bauer. 

Stevie Kremer
  • The Teacher (Salomon Running TV S4 E04, 2015, 0:04:42). Stevie Kremer is a second grade teacher from the small idyllic mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. She also happens to be considered one of the worlds top trail runners. This film gives a glimpse into balancing her life, her competitive streak and her love for teaching.

Anton Krupicka
  • In the high country (The Wolpertinger, 2013, 0:35:00) 💲Anton Krupicka started running on roads. But this film is all about running in the mountains. The film accompanies Anton on his runs as well as on his free-soloing tours of the Rockies.
  • Purpose (La Sportiva, 2017, 0:15:16). Anton Krupicka has won major 100 mile races. Then he was sidelined due to persisting injuries. This hasn’t decreased his love for exploring the mountains. Now he runs, but bikes and climbs as well.
  • 15 hours (Billy Yang, 2015, 0:06:12) Through the lens of Billy Yang, Anton Krupicka shares a normal day in his life with the viewer. And he talks about growing up in Nebraska, about his injury, and how he developed in the person and runner has become.
  • The Ingenous Choice (François Tornier & Maxime Tornier / Outdoor Live, 2014, 0:07:06). To the words of Henry David Thoreau,  Anton Krupicka is shown running the UTMB while he wonders why he loves mountain running so much.
  • The Runner in Winter (The Wolpertinger, 2011, 0:09:56) Anton Krupicka runs through the Colorado Rockies in winter.
  • Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under the Colorado Sky Full Trailer (Negative Split Pictures, 2007, 0:45:00) 💲 A documentary on Anton Krupicka during the time he won race after race.  Trailer here
  • UTMB 2013 (Buff, 2013, 0:05:09). The race at UTMB in 2013 was not at all a perfect one for Anton Krupicka: He had to DNF about 140 km into the race, 17 hours after the start due to injury. Nevertheless he enjoyed the course.  
  • UTMB 2014 (Buff, 2014, 0:05:41) After injuries flared up time and time again, it was rather unlikely that Anton Krupicka would run the UTMB in 2014. Then, he felt better, leaving him just one week of proper training. Given these circumstances, he could only opt to let the front of the pack run away and enjoy the course. 
  • Ultra pur: Anton Kupricka, l'ovni de l'ultra trail (L'Equipe / Aurélien Delfosse & Régis Croizer, in French, 2018, 0:24:47) The portrait of Anton Kupricka, UFO of the ultra trail, a status he owes to his rich list of achievements but above all to the split image he conveys. A runner with the appearance of a woodsman, an unclassifiable minimalist lifestyle, entirely turned towards the mountains, yet over the years he has become a hipster despite himself, a marketing object as much as a popular phenomenon. A challenge in the small world of the ultra trail. 

Bree Lambert
  • Beyond Motivation (Jack Murnin, 2016, 0:11:56) Beyond Motivation is a short documentary featuring Bree Lambert. It tells the story of a hard working single mother who also battles the pain of endurance running.  

Karl Meltzer
  • The Speedgoat (Hoka One One, 2017, 0:19:37) “Speedgoat” Karl Meltzer has won a ton of 100 mile races, has set the FKT at the Pony Express Trail and at the Appalachian Trail and is a race organizer. He was not always like that. He started as a bartender in Utah. The film describes his journey from there to him as successful professional ultrarunner. 

Ruby Muir
  • Just Keep Running (Aaron Smart, 2014, 0:09:37) New Zealander Ruby Muir is one of the world’s most promising young trail-runners. The film shares her journey of love and loss and the inner struggles between the hippy ideals of her upbringing and how that conflicts with the competitive nature of elite sport.

Joss Naylor
  • Naylor’s Run (Eric Robson, 2009, 0:51:00) 💲 Joss Naylor is a trailrunning legend. On his 60th birthday, he celebrates by attempting the 60 highest Lakeland peaks in 36 hours, a run which measures almost 110 miles and involves about 40,000 feet of ascent.
  • Joss Naylor - Iron Man (Eric Robson, 2009, 0:55:00) 💲 The legendary athlete Joss Naylor, retired shepherd from Wasdale, wanted to celebrate his fifty years of competitive fell running. So on the longest day of the year he set off from Mungrisdale in the northern fells to run home to Greendale in the Wasdale valley.  
  • Behind the scenes #5: Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike (Terry Abraham, 2013, 0:05:46). From the film: „Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike - A cinematic documentary showcasing England's highest mountain through the seasons, featuring all those who live, work, care and play around this iconic peak.“ The king of the fells, Joss Naylor, MBE, talks about the mountain. 
  • A Shepherd’s Hand (No Routes Found, 2017, 0:05:00) Lakeland fell running: Set within an attempt on the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge this poetic film pays tribute to Joss himself and his inspirational status in the world of fell running. 

Florian Neuschwander

Jasmin Nunige
  • Jasmin Nunige (Emotion Trail S03E03, in French, 2017, 0:44:04). Jasmin Nunige is a fighter who despite her illness – she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - continues to perform at the highest level. Sylvaine Cussot meets Jasmin Nunige in the Dolomites. A trip in a van that will allow you to discover this extraordinary personality while discovering the paths of the mythical Lavaredo Ultra Trail: from Cortina d' Ampezzo to Tre Cime.

Marco Olmo
  • Il corridore – The runner (Paolo Casalis/Stefano Scarafia, 2010, 1:21:00) 💲 Marco Olmo is a legend. At the age of 58 he won the UTMB in 2006, arguably one of the hardest mountain ultramarathons at that time. The movie looks into the motivation for running such distances and follows marco olmo on his journey to return to UTMB.
  • UTMB Stars - Marco Olmo (UTMB, 2017, 0:02:01) This short film contains footage of the 2006 and 2007 UTMB, where Marco Olmo finished first. 

Darcy Piceu Africa
  • 100 Miles High. Darcy Piceu Africa and the 2013 Hardrock Ultramarathon (Hoka One One, 2016, 0:10:41) Darcy Piceu Africa is in a way „Mrs. Hardrock“. She has placed well at every edition of the race since she first came tot he San Juan Mountains in 2010. In 2013 she had a special aim: To finish smiling – and to break 29 hours.
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (Smartwool, 2016, 0:04:56) The film follows the race of Darcy Africa at the 2015 UTMB, where she eventually places 5th women.
  • Hardrock 100 (Smartwool, 2016, 0:03:52) For Darcy Piceu, the people racing the Hardrock 100 is a special type of family. The film follows Darcy through her 6th time running this race.  

Mira Rai
  • Mira (Lloyd Belcher Visuals, 2016, 0:42:00) 💲 Mira Rai grew up in a small mountain town in Nepal. As her parents couldn’t afford to pay for her education, she joined the Maoist army at the age of 14. Then she met some trailrunners and started to discover her talent in this sport. With the help of some western coaches, she managed to become one oft the best trail and sky runners. The film tells her story.  
  • How this Former Child Soldier Became an Ultrarunning Prodigy (National Geographic, 2017, 0:08:36) Mira Rai was voted 2017 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In this video she tells her story.

Philipp Reiter
  • Reportage: Bergläufer Philipp Reiter (Nick Schader / SWR, in German, 2014, 0:19:56) Philipp Reiter, also called “Zauberlehrling” (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), has excelled in trailrunning by winning the Zugspitz Ultramarathon and the Transalpine stage race. His goal is now the Transvulcania run. The film follow his training and preparation.

Sarah Ridgway
  • Sarah Ridgway – Mountain Runner (Polished Project, 2013, 0:03:14) Sarah Ridgway is a Welsh mountain runner – the more gnarly the terrain, the better. In 2011 she set the women’s FKT for the classic Snowdon Horseshoe. 

Gary Robbins
  • Gary Robbins, Barkley Competitor (Brice Ferre Studio, 2017, 0:04:10) Gary Robbins is an accomplished ultrarunner who has won HURT 100 in Hawaii three times and has failed to finish the Barkley Marathons by narrow margin twice. He talks about his racing background and his plans.

Geoff Roes
  • Slogging to the top (Wolpertinger) Geoff Roes has won a ton of races – Hurt 100, Wasatch Front 100, Bear 100, Western States 100 and Run Rabbit Run 100 – before disappearing largely from the ultraracing scene. The film describes his training philosophy and his opinion on running and racing.

Ryan Sandes
  • 100 Miles Out West (Red Bull, 2017, 0:07:29). After finishing 2nd at Western States 2012, Ryan Sandes had some years that went less than optimal, where he had to fight injury and illness. In 2017 he returned to Western States, but more as a dark horse. The movie documents his training, preparation and his 2017 win at Western States. 
  • In Search of the Unknown (Salomon Running TV S2 E04, 2012, 0:05:12) Ryan Sandes sets out to run the iconic Western States 100 for the first time. What is the motivation of a desert runner to run this race through the foothills of the sierra nevada? The short film follows Ryan Sandes in his race to 2nd place overall. 

Angela Shartel
  • Ultra Angela (Chris Boyd, 2017, 0:19:05) Ultrarunner Angela Shartel can tell an inspiring story about her journey from an extremely unhealthy lifestyle to a successful ultramarathon runner. This film follows her at Fat Dog 120. 

Jenn Shelton
  • Outside Voices (Wolpertinger) 💲 Jenn Shelton writes and runs. She lives in the back of her van and travels the mountains. This black-and-white film documents her unorthodox approach to the wilderness.

Nicky Spinks
  • A Mountain Journal Short – Nicky Spinks (Dom Bush – Land and Sky Media, 2015, 5:08) A portrait of Nicky Spinks, who held the women’s records of all British fell running challenges, before Jasmin Paris came to break them. 

Xavier Thevenard
  • Xavier Thevenard (Emotion Trail S03E01, in French, 2017, 0:51:40). Pure product of his native Jura, Xavier Thévenard opens the doors of his intimacy to us through a journey in the Scottish highlands. This French trail nugget, always so discreet and natural, will travel through breathtaking landscapes in the company of Sylvaine Cussot.  
  • Xavier Thévenard - Chamonix dans la peau (Julbo, in French, with English subtitles, 2017, 0:06:10). Xavier Thevenard is the only runner to have won all UTMB competitions. In 2017 he returns to the UTMB. Why? He's got the UTMB in his blood. 
  • UTMB: Xavier Thévenard's 20-hour goal (Julbo, in French, with English subtitles, 2017, 0:05:16) Xavier Thévenard took just 20 hours and 3 minutes to swallow up the 171km and 10,000 vertical metres at UTMB. Although he missed his 20-hour goal, he finished just 10 minutes behind the third-place finisher, American Tim Tollefson, and just over an hour behind overall winner François D'Haene.
     
Ann Trason
  • 15 Hours: Ann Trason (Billy Yang, 2015, 0:06:43) Ann Trason is a legend. In this quiet film she talks about her passion for the sport and the love for the trails.

Jim Walmsley
  • Lighting the fire part 1 & part 2 (Matt Trappe/Myke Hermsmeyer / Hoka One One,  2017, 0:28:56) Jim Walmsley talks about the discharge from the army, about getting lost in Western States 100 2016 and about his failing at Western States 100 2017. 
  • Found on 49 (Summit Love Productions, 2017, 0:48:40) The story of Jim Walmsley's first 100 miler at the 2016 Western States 100 run. The film follows Jim on the Western States course from setting record splits to getting lost on highway 49.

Mike Wardian

Ildiko Wermescher

Matt Williamson
  • Endurance: Ultra Marathon (beetproductions, 2015, 0:09:23). Matt Williamson is an ultramarathon runner. In this quiet and poetic film full of stunning pictures, he talks about the challenges and obstacles he had to take on his way to becoming an international athlete, but also about his thoughts on environmental issues and life in general. 





SPECIAL MOMENTS IN TRAILRUNNING
  • Miller vs. Hawks | TNF Endurance Challenge 50 Miler 2016 (Jamil Coury, 2016, 0:21:20) The epic fight of Zach Miller and Hayden Hawks at TNFEC 50 in 2016.
  • All in | Zach Miller at The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco 2016 (Jamil Coury, 2016, 0:03:16). Same race and competitors as in the film above, but just the final 2 minutes.
  • Chasing Walmsley (Jamil Coury 2016, 0:06:23) In April 2016, Jim Walmsley set a new FKT for the Grand Cayon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim with 5:55:20. Jamil Coury followed him near the Roaring Springs bridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_rDA-7E_ys Long version here. 
  • Kilian Jornet and Anton Krupicka running the Tetons (Anton Krupicka, 2012, 0:06:25). Anton Krupicka and Kilian Jornet run the Grand Teton from Lupine Meadows.
  • Second Heartbeat (Joe Grant, 2012, 0:03:07). Anton Krupicka climbs the Second Flatiron in Boulder, CO.
  • Slow Motion (Salomon, Kilians Quest Season 03 Episode 07, 2011, 0:04:51). Downhill running at its finest.
  • The Ridge (Kilian Jornet / Matti Bernitz, 2017, 0:04:11). Kilian Jornet climbs East Ridge at Kyrkjetaket, in Romsdalen, Norway.  
  • Nick Clark and Ian Sharman post Ultrarunner Grand Slam Interview (iRunFar, 2013, 0:24:40) 2013 is a special year in the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning – the completion of 4 classic US ultramarathons in one year: Western States Endurance Run 100, Vermont 100, Leadville 100, Wasatch Front 100: Ian Sharman and Nick Clark run neck-to-neck during all four races. Bryon Powell of IRunFar interviews Clark and Sharman right after their final race. 
  • Jimfest – The 1983 WSER discussed (iRunFar, 2013, 0:57:42). It was one of the iconic Western States Races: The 1983 duel between Jim Howard and Jim King. Thirty years later, they reunite to discuss this epic battle.  
  • 2004 Badwater Ultramarathon (60 Minutes/CBS News, 2004, 0:06:03) A short documentary of the ‚epic battle‘ between Pam Reed and Dean Karnazes at the 2004 Badwater Ultramarathon. Pam Reed had won the 2002 and 2003 Badwater outright – even outperforming Dean Karnazes in 2003. For Dean Karnazes, the race in 2004 was a chance for revenge. 
  • Pam Reed on David Letterman (CBS, 2003, 0:09:48) It's not often that an ultra runner is invited to the David Letterman Show. Pam Reed got that invitation – after winning the Badwater Ultramarathon outright in 2002 and 2003.  
  • Ellie Greenwood wins Comrades in 2014 (Comrades, 2014, 1:27:00-1:54:00 of the video) From 2003 to 2013, the Russians women were practically unbeatable at the Comrades Marathon. More precisely, the Russian twins. 10 out of 11 wins went to one of the Nurgalieva sisters. Then in 2014, Ellie Greenwood toed the starting line. The twins were prepared and started fast to break her. It was too fast. See how Ellie Greenwood overtakes the leading Elena Nurgalieva (1:27:00 of the video) after holding back for most of the race, breaking Russian dominance for the first time in a decade. 
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TRAIL ADVENTURES

Up and around Mountains
  • Fast and Light (Salomon TV Season 04 Episode 08, 2015, 0:15:57) Until recently, mountaineering implied going with a heavy pack. Then came along the sport of skyrunning – going fast and going light. Its history is told by pioneers and legends like Kilian Jornet, Marino Giacometti, Bruno Brunod and Fabio Meraldi. 
  • Around Patagonia (SchlarbWolfProductions / The Wolpertinger, 2014, 0:18:00) 💲 Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf run through the stunning mountains of Patagonia. And they try to set a new FKT on the „O-W circuit“ in the Torres del Paine. 
  • Mile for Mile (Patagonia/Rios Libres, 2015, 0:14:50) Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape. 
  • Skiing the Hardrock (SchlarbWolfProductions, 2016, 0:18:30) Skiing the Hardrock 100, an attempt for the first ever winter crossing of the brutal Hardrock 100 mile foot race located high in the mountains of Colorado.
  • Fifty (John-Jo Ritson / FlashworksMedia.co.nz, 2016, 1:27:00) 💲 The film documents the journey of Mal Law, who set out to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in New Zealand. His aim: To raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. 
  • 52 Peaks (Matthew Dickinson, 2014, 0:14:37) The film follows Matthew Dickinson on his year long running adventure designed to push himself to the physical limit in a 52 week challenge, running mountain peaks over 1000m high across New Zealand.
  • The Crown Traverse (The North Face, 2016, 0:11:33) Ultrarunners Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe run the 600 mile long Crown Traverse from Missoula, Montana to Banff, Alberta. 
  • From the Trails (Wood House Studio) 💲 The trails of Shin-Etsu span between the prefectures Nagano and Niigata on the Honshu island. The film follows japanese ultrarunner Hiroki Ishikawa as he runs through this beautiful part of Japan. 
  • Table Mountain Challenge (Salomon Running TV Season 01 Episode 04, 2011, 0:03:40). In their 5 Continents Tour, Team Salomon heads to South Africa to run the steep and twisting paths of Table Mountain. 
  • A Run around my Life - Philipp Reiter (Lars Schneider, in German, 2015, 0:12:18) With the circumnavigation of the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain at 3,798 m, the trail and ultra-runner Philipp Reiter from Bad Reichenhall fulfills a long-cherished childhood dream. Five trailrunners sharing this adventure with him talk about their shared past and about their motivation for trailrunning. 
  • Run Around the World Episode 01 (Ben Clark/Altra, 2018, 0:11:47) This short film features Team Altra Elite Athletes Jason Schlarb and Meredith Edwards as they travel across China to compete in some of the gnarliest mountain races in the country. In this episode the travel to Chengdu and from there to the Ultra Trail Mt. Siguniang, a 60K and 100K event with the highest average elevation of any race in the world.

Through Deserts
  • Running the Sahara (Matt Damon/James Moll, 2008, 1:42:00) 💲 Charlie Engle from the United States, Kevin Lin from Taiwan, and Ray Zahab from Canada, cross the entire Sahara desert from West to East on foot.
  • 7 Deserts (The African Attachment, 2015, 0:27:00 total). Mina Guli runs 40 marathons in 7 deserts on 7 continents within 7 weeks to raise awareness for the global water crisis: The Tabernas Desert, Spain; The Arabian Desert, Jordan; Antarctica; The Simpson Desert, Australia; The Richtersveld Desert, South Africa; The Atacama Desert, Chile; The Mojave Desert, USA. 
  • Running Steps: Beyond Limits (Linda Sanders, Alessandro Beltrame, 2017, 0:14:32). Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. This is the motto that precedes this short film. A film for 'Desert Foxes' - it compares two desert races - Badwater 135 and the Marathon des Sables, telling the story of two 'desert runners': Harvey Lewis and Mohamad Ahansal. 
  • Desert Around Me: The ADHD epidemic, a challenge of global proportions (Linda Sanders, Allesandro Beltrame, 2016, 1:34:00) 💲 Sanders’ IRUN4ULTRA team of elite athletes ran six marathons in over six days in the Sahara desert and tackled extreme temperatures exceeding 125 degrees Fahrenheit, unstable terrain consisting of dried river beds, endless sand dunes, rocky slopes, and burning salt flats. The experience of the ultra-marathoners is compared to the daily struggles of an ADHD sufferer and his or her family. Both situations test one to the limit in order to adapt and survive. 

Along Coastlines
  • XS-NRG (Shay Wilson/Angus Mclellan, 2014, 0:45:44) Four ultra marathon runners attempt to conquer the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail on the West Coast of British Columbia, non-stop. 

Across Islands
  • Run in Run. Running in Reunion Island (Tetenprod, 2016, 0:29:00) 💲 Five Runners explore the trails of Reunion Island.  Trailer here
  • Kiwi Tracks (SchlarbWolfProducions, 2015, 0:28:00) 💲 Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf travel to the south island of New Zealand to explore remote beaches, fjords, forests, grass lands, glaciers, and mountains.  
  • 8,000m +E Hell in paradise: 3 men crossing Hawaii island from sea to sea (Julbo, 2015, 0:07:15) It all began in Chamonix. During the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, Julbo invited all of the finishers to sign up for a chance to win a dream trail running trip to Hawaii with two of the world's top running athletes, Julien Chorier and Jason Schlarb. The objective: to cross Hawaii from south to north, running over two volcanoes of more than 4,000 meters high: Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. 
     

Over Fells and Hills
  • Fells & Friends | The Bob Graham Round (Chase Pack Media, 2016, 0:08:25) Footage of a Bob Graham Round attempt.
  • Life on the Fells (Todd Gardner / James Stevens, 2015, 0:05:13) Adam Briggs is a passionate fell runner with a unique story. Born with congenital heart defects, Briggs has undergone more than 60 surgeries, including a heart transplant. He now dreams of completing the famous Bob Graham round.
  • The Bob Graham Round: Running the Fells with Friends (Kaleel Zibe, 2017, 0:27:04) Tony Holt attempts to run the iconic Bob Graham Round. It is not only the round, but running it with his friends, that makes this adventure so special for him.
  • Everest in a day (Dimi Nakov, 2012, 0:16:15) Is it possible to climb the whole height of Mt. Everest in one day? Surely not if you try it on Mt. Everest. Kiwi Ultrarunner Mal Law tries a different approach: He chooses the odd hill and climbs it 148 times to reach the total elevation change of Mt. Everest.
  • Beauties and the Bog - Run the High Peak Marathon (Ali Gover, Bodil Oushoorn, Libby Kerr, Lisa Trollope, 2016, 0:09:28) The High Peak Marathon is an over-night mountain marathon for teams of four which follows a route based on the Derwent Watershed over the high moors of Derbyshire. The film follows a team of four girls who aim to run this marathon during their training and preparation. At the end they are prepared for everything … the course, harsh conditions, grueling weather – but is the race prepared for them.  
  • Fell Racing Shorts (Andy Holden, 2015, 0:06:46) This short films captures the essentials of Fell Running.  
  • Ultramarathon – a test of endurance (Kevin Thomson, Bjorn Gunnlaugsson, Jack Mansfield & Jamie Lowe, 2012, 0:19:24) This film was produced by students of the University of  Winchester as part of their work on film production. It follows the racers at a 100 mile ultramarathon, the Caesar's Camp 100 in south-east England. 
  • Survival Run (Robert Charlton, 1979, 0:11:23) Harry Cordellos is blind. But he defines himself as a runner. In 1968, he did his first run, the famous 'Bay to Breakers Race' in San Francisco. He became an avid member of his running club. But there's one race where he was kept out of the picture: The Dipsea Race in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco Bay. Then, in 1971, his buddy offered to guide him to this race. He accepted and they finished. In 1979 he was filmed when an other running buddy, Mike Restani, ran the Dipsea with him.  
  • Ramsay's Round (Claire and Dave McLeod, 2017, 0:20:44) Alicia Hudelson runs the famous Ramsay Round in Scotland - across 24 mountains in under 24 hours - and becomes the 100th recorded finisher.   

Crossing Canyons
  • The Canyon (Salomon TV, 2016, 0:04:13) Rickey Gates and Dakota Jones pack their running shoes and head into the canyons. 
  • Discover Crazy R2R2R (Bard Parnell, 2014, 1:04:17) 💲 Four ultrarunners  challenge themselves by trying to complete the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim. The film follows them on their exploration of the Grand Canyon corridor trails. Trailer here.

Whole Continents
  • Running America (Kevin Kerwin, 2008, 1:25:58) 💲 Marshall Ulrich and Charlie Engle set out for an expedition through their homeland: They aim to run about 70 miles each day for 46 consecutive days. The film unravels, whether their bodies and minds hold up that challenge.
  • The 3000 Mile Men (Ben J Southern, 2012, 1:48:31). A documentary film of the transcontinental run across the United States by the Brits Chris Finill and Steve Pope in 2011. 

Through the Night
  • Kilian Jornet in the Northern Lights (Petzl/Guillaume Broust, 2017, 0:03:43). This commercial from Petzl follows Kilian Jornet on a night run in Norway. He is chasing the ‚aurora borealis‘ – the northern lights. 



 (OFF) THE BEATEN TRAIL

Trail Culture
  • The Trails are Free (Lindsey Topham, 2017, 0:53:00) The film tells the story of the Boston based Trail Animals Running Club (TARC) and how it promotes the culture of ultra running through a series of grassroots, community based races in the greater Boston area.
  • Top Trails Series (Hoka One One, 2016/2017, 10-20 minutes each). This series shows where to run close to big cities throughout the USA. Even more, it introduces the individual trail- and running culture seen through the eyes of local trailrunners. 

Road Trips
  • Running Road Trip (Guillaume Arthus, 2014, 3-8 minutes each). Guillaume Arthus takes us with him on a road trip through the USA and stops in scenic National Parks or National Monuments for a run. The videos are filmed during this run and underscored with energetic music. 
  • Runnexplorer (Guillaume Arthus, 2015-2017, 3-5 minutes each). Guillaume Arthus continues his roadtrip – now through Europe. He runs trails in different countries and on different terrain. 
  • Running the World (Mountains Legacy, 2016-2017, 1-3 minutes each). The guys of Mountains Legacy Team (Cedric and Jordan Manoukian, Florent Andreani) like to run all over the world. Their speciality: Running ridges. 

Other Cultures
  • Dream Trip: Nepal (Salomon, 2017, 0:13:00) Tyler Courville’s Dream is to run in Nepal – together with Mira Rai. It came true … 
  • Trail Running in Japan (inov8, 2017, 0:08:33) Peter Maksimow has always been interested in the running culture of Japan. In a pretty chaoitic journey he heads to Japan to participate in the Utsukushigahara Trail Race.
  • Japanese Spirit (Get Ready For Trail Season 05 Episode 03 / The North Face, 2014, 0:09:25). Japanese trailrunner Tsuyoshi Kaburaki talks about interconnection between body and mind – and about the Japanese trail culture.
  • Nihon (Salomon / Wandering Fever, 2016, 0:04:56) Shugendo is a highly syncretic religion developed in the Heian period in Japan, in the mountains of Honshu. The relationship between man and nature is very important. Rickey Gates and Anna Frost try to experience the strong bond with nature in the Japanese mountains.

British Fells and Trails
  • A Fine Line (Nevis Landscape Partnership, 2016, 0:03:17) Michael Tweedly runs the ridge to Ben Nevis, the highes peak in Great Britain. Superb aereal footage! 
  • Running Scotland's Notorious An Teallach "The Forge" (Outside TV / Rab, 2014, 0:07:05). Colin Meek, Paul Tattersall and Lee Flemming run An Teallach in Northwest Scotland, a wild and rugged mountain. 
  • Suilven – The Trail Runner (Chris Davies, 2015, 0:05:32). Trailrunner Tom Hill runs the amazing Suilven Mountain in the Assynt region of Scotland. 
  • Montane Cheviot Goat- Brutal Winter Ultra Run (Kaleel Zibe, 2018, 0:04:52) This isn't your typical race movie. Atmospherically dense, to an almost distant music of Vivaldi it shows this very special and brutal winter race through the remote Cheviot Hills with beautiful pictures and film sequences. Even the trailer is worth watching.  

Race Course Previews


PURE MOTIVATION
  • Trailpike (Geoff Cox / Richard Berry, 2017, 0:12:00). Poet and fellrunner Geoff Cox created a series of 3 short poetic films recognizing the three fellrunning legends that have given their names to three legendary fell running rounds: Bob Graham, Joss Naylor, Gerry Charnley.  
  • Why Run 100 Miles? (Andrew Kornylak, 2014, 0:03:02) The Thunder Rock 100 is a 100 mile race through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. But this film is not about this race. It is about the question, why people run 100 miles given the high chance of failure.
  • For the Love (Luis Pena, 2014, 0:02:55) A love letter to trailrunning and to exploring the Marin Headlands.
  • Racing Time (Adele Myers / Ra Page, 2012, 0:03:09) An elderly runner sets out to run through harsh terrain and conditions, struggling with the elements and with time itself. Adaptation of the poem “Racing Time” by Chris Woods. 
  • Darkness: How Ultrarunning Can Strip away our Emotional Barriers (Tegyn Angel / Wildplans Production, 2013, 0:05:36). Why do we run ultramarathons – time and time again?  Well knowing, that there is a dark place after the race. 
  • Give me Trails (Denver Miller / JR Kraus, 2015, 0:02:29) A poem written in the head of trailrunner Matt Smythe during running. 
  • Why we run (Salomon Running TV Season 03 Episode 01, 2013, 0:05:32) Bernd Heinrich is a retired Professor living in a log cabin in the woods of Western Maine. He has held numerous running records throughout his life – he now looks back. 
  • Trail Dog (Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 02, 2016, 0:04:27). Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things - friendship.  
  • Mutual Rescue: How a Shelter Dog Saved the Life of Eric O’Grey (Mutual Rescue, 2016, 0:06:25) In 2010 at age 51 Eric O’Grey weighed 340 pounds at 5’10”.  He had Type 2 diabetes, his total cholesterol was almost 400, and his blood pressure was out of control.  He had tried and failed every diet plan. Then a doctor advised him to rescue a dog from a local shelter.  So did he. He adopted an obese, middle-aged dog, called Peety. Both hat something in common: Obesity.  so we would have something in common.  Look at what followed then.  
  • The running connection (Mountain Hardwear, 2014, 0:02:31). Mountain running is: Fast. Simple. Quiet. Meditative. 
  • The last mile (John Burkett / Red Tide Productions, 2013, 1:08:00) 💲 This film is about running and the reasons behind it. John Burkett, the filmmaker of this movie, was destroying himself by a rather unhealthy lifestlye. One day when he was walking his dog, he decided to do a short run. This soon became part of his daily routine – and the miles increased. First, he was feeling joy and satisfaction. Now it is much more.
  • My Addiction (Casey Neistat, 2017, 0:02:51) Casey Neistat runs to Lions Head near Cape Town – an uplifting running film. 
  • Christian Schiester (MyASICS, 2012, 0:02:02) Austrian Trailrunner Christian Schiester tells his story – how he turned his life around by trail running.  
  • The Why - Running 100 Miles (Billy Yang, 2018, 0:29:44) Renowned film maker Billy Yang looks into why someone runs 100 miles as told through his own experience at the Leadville 100 this past summer.  
  • How to Run 100 Miles (Brendan Leonard/REI, 2018, 0:28:13) Two friends - the filmmaker Brendan Leonard and Jayson Sime - prepare to run their first 100 mile race. But this film is not only about training and preparation. It is much more about perseverance. Because Jayson's life story can best be titled with this word: perseverance.   
  • I Raw 100 (Red Bull, 2017, 0:01:40) In the new Raw 100, Ryan Sandes run's across the mountains of South Africa. No slow-mo, no fancy edits, just the pure raw sound of trail running.


NOT QUITE TRAILRUNNING

Marathon Monks
  • Der Marathonmönch von Kyoto (Länder – Menschen – Abenteuer / SWR, in German, 2015, 0:43:45) Tendai monk Hoshino Endo is on a special mission: He does the „Kaihogyo“, a seven year cycle of walking/running 30-84 kilometers per day, 100 days a year. This is no sports, it is a special ascetic excercise.
  • Les mille jours ou la marche éternelle d‘Ajari (Daniel Moreau / ARTE, in German, 1999, 0:54:52) The film follows a monk of the buddhist Tendai sect, who lives in a monastery at mount Hiei close to Kyoto. On his Kaihogyo, a spiritual ultramarathon done in seven years, he covers a total of 38400 kilometers within 1000 days. 
  • Marathon Monks (Journeyman Picutures, 2008, 0:19:48) In their quest for enlightenment the legendary monks of Mount Hiei put themselves through an excruciating endurance challenge: 1000 days of long-distance running/walking. The film follows Ajari Genshin Fujinami on this journey.
  • Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei (Channel 4, NA, 0:52:14) The film follow Tendai monk Tanno Kakudo on the final days of his Kaihogyo.
  • Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei (Christopher J. Hayden / DER, 2002, 0:57:00) Based on the book of John Steven, “Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei”, this documentary follows the Kaihogyo of Tanno Kakudo. 
  • The Seven Year Pilgrimage to Enlightenment (Ivan Olita / Nowness, 2017, 0:06:00). The film explores the practice of Kaihogyo, the spiritual practice on Mount Hiei, Japan.
  • L’école Tendai des moines du mont Hiei, part 1 and part 2 (Sagesses bouddhistes, in French, 2015, 0:29:22 total) French documentary about the Tendai monks on Mt. Hiei, particularly the marathon monks.   


Not quite a documentary
  • Without Limits (Robert Towne, 1998, 1:58:00) 💲 Biographical sports film about the life of Steve Prefontaine. 
  • Prefontaine (Steve James, 1997, 1:47:00) 💲 Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine was talented and determined. He was famous for the way he raced: always at the front, going out hard, not relinquishing leads. Then he died – prematurely. This made him all the more famous. The film is available in English and in German
  • On the Edge (Rob Nilsson, 1986, 1:35:00) 💲 Fictional story about an ageing professional runner, who is training to return to the Dipsea race, one of the oldest trail races, for the final time.  Trailer here
  • The Terry Fox Story (Ralph L. Thomas, 1983, 1:37:00) The film narrates the life of the Canadian amputee and long distance runner Terry Fox. 
  • The Long Run (Jean Stewart, 2002, 1:53:00) Running coach Berry just has lost his job and with it his self-esteem. Then he meets Christine, an inexperienced young runner, whom he aims to coach and train for the Comrades Marathon. Is it possible to overcome the lack of experience by hard work? 


Other distances
  • The Long Green Line (Matthew Arnold, 2008, 1:29:00) 💲 Coach Joe Newton can look back to a very successful coachin career: For the past 48 years, he has been coaching the boys cross-country team at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. Now they aim to win the 25th state title. The film does not only portrait the topscorers of this team, but also the middle- and back of the pack runners in their endeavor. 
  • Great American Footrace (Dan Big Bee & Lily Shangreaux / VisionMaker Video, 2010, 0:53:00) 💲 The story of 19 year old Andy Payne, who wins the 3,422-mile foot Bunion Derby across America designed to bring attention to the newly constructed Route 66 Highway.  Trailer here
  • Terry Fox: I had a Dream (John F. Simpson / Canadian Cancer Society, 1981, 0:45:54). Documentary on the Canadian amputee and ultradistance runner Terry Fox. 
  • Run for your Life (Judd Ehrlich, 2008, 1:35:00) Documentary on Fred Lebow, the first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania, Romania, who founded and ran the New York City Marathon.  
  • Fire on the track (Erich Lyttle, 1995, 0:57:59) Narrated by Ken Kesey, 'Fire On the Track' is the story of the life of Steve Prefontaine, as told through rare footage and the memories of those who knew him best - his teammates, coaches, family and friends. Interviews include David Bedford, Frank Shorter, Ian Stewart, Bill Bowerman, Jeff Galloway, Dick Buerkle, Lasse Viren, Dana Carvey, Mac Wilkins, Kenny Moore, Dave Wottle, Alberto Salazar, and many more.  
  • Burro (Salomon TV/Wandering Fever, 2018, 0:09:30) A donkey (Spanish: Burro), a pack saddle, a runner. That makes? That makes a sport deeply rooted in the history of Colorado miners: Pack Burro Racing. Only in Colorado. Only because the miners couldn't ride the donkey, as it had to carry all the supplies and tools. This is why they had to run beside him. This "official necessity" became a sport. Now the ultra runners Max King and Ryan Sandes try it out. This film by Salomon gives an introduction to the Burro Racing culture and shows how King and Sandes have fought at last year's Burro Racing World Championship...
     



FOR THE FILES: RACE REPORTS

Pre- and Post Race Interviews:
  • IRunFar (Bryon Powell, Meghan Hicks) cover basically every important trail- and ultrarunning event (UTMB, Western States, Hardrock, TNFEC San Francisco), and they post pre- and postrace interviews. In their youtube channel, you find myriads of interviews going back to the year 2010.

Badwater
  • 2001 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:07:00) 
  • 2002 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:03:57) 
  • 2003 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:10:07) 
  • 2004 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:06:08) 
  • 2005 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:05:12) 
  • 2006 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:04:40) 
  • 2007 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:06:10) 
  • 2009 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:06:24) 
  • 2010 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:14:24) part 1 and part 2 
  • 2011 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:16:45) part 1 and part 2 
  • 2012 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:15:07)
  • 2014 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 5 episodes, total 0:23:00) episode 1 , episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5 
  • 2015 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:23:30) 
  • 2016 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:21:12)
  • 2017 (AdventureCorps Badwater, 0:21:12) 

Chartreuse Terminorum
  • 2017 (Gaël Couturier & Benoît Laval / Laceration & Raidlight, 0:41:53)

Comrades
  • 2014 (Comrades Marathon, 11:59:01)
  • 2015 (Comrades Marathon, 11:55:00)
  • 2016 (Comrades Marathon, 11:55:00) 
  • 2017 (Comrades Marathon, 11:55:00)

Dipsea Race
  • 2013 (Amyx Video, 0:10:46)
  • 2014 (Amyx Video, 0:10:54)
  • 2015 (Amyx Video, 0:09:57)
  • 2016 (Amyx Video, 0:10:23)

Eiger Ultra Trail
  • 2013 (Eiger Ultra Trail, 0:05:06) 
  • 2014 (Eiger Ultra Trail, 0:05:22) 
  • 2015 (Eiger Ultra Trail, 0:09:20) 
  • 2016 (Eiger Ultra Trail, 0:07:11) 
  • 2017 (Eiger Ultra Trail, 0:04:12) 

Glen Coe Skyline
  • 2015 (Glen Coe Skyline, 0:03:05)
  • 2017 (Skyrunning Channel, 0:13:03) 

Hardrock 100

  • 2013 (Eurosport, in French, 0:28:55) 

HURT 100
  • 2016 (Ginger Runner, 0:08:11) 

Lavaredo Ultra Trail
  • 2014 (LUT, 0:05:02)
  • 2016 (UTWT, French, with English Subtitles, 0:28:28)
  • 2017 (Manaz Productions, Italian, with English Subtitles, 0:09:10)

Run Rabbit Run
  • 2015 (UltraMuse, 0:19:02) 

Shinetsu Gogaku (Five Mountaing 110k in Japan)
  • 2012 (Wood House Studio, 0:15:12) 

The Canyons
  • 2017 (Myles Smythe, 0:04:34)

Tor des Geants

Transgrancanaria
  • 2013 (0:09:01, in Spanish)
  • 2014 (0:10:53)
  • 2015 (0:13:00)
  • 2016 (0:10:51, with subtitles)
  • 2017 (0:14:28, with subtitles) 
  • 2018 (0:14:18, with subtitles)

Transvulcania 
  • 2012 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:09)
  • 2013 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:11)
  • 2014 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:06)
  • 2015 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:01)
  • 2016 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:00)
  • 2017 (DreamTeam Television, 0:24:09)

UTMB

UTWT

Western States
  • 2014 (Myles Smythe, 0:04:07)
  • 2015 (Myles Smythe, 0:05:00) 
  • 2016 (Hoka One One, 0:02:42) 
  • 2017 (Altra, 0:05:08) 


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