Hey Fearless Friends!
This coming Monday 8 November, the running documentary film – Free to Run – is airing at 8.30pm on Māori TV. You can also watch it on demand from Monday onward here.
Clearly being aired to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon, this global film tells beautifully about the emergence of our sport onto the world stage, and, among other things, the history of women’s running is told better here than in any film yet.
It’s a Swiss-French film directed by Pierre Morath (though this version will be in English) and tells the story of the running movement as part of the counterculture, focused on key figures, including Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer. It also features Roger Robinson, who served as historical consultant on the film.
Roger says: “Visually and in historical content, it’s probably the best of the several running docs that we have contributed to, and well worthwhile for any running student.”