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Desert Runners (2013)

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This documentary focuses on a grueling series of four 150-mile footraces that are held in various extreme climates -- the Atacama Desert, the Gobi, the Sahara, and Antarctica. The filmmakers follow as a number of people attempt to complete this physically arduous circuit.
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PG-13
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Action & Adventure , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest , Sports & Fitness
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Critic Reviews for Desert Runners

All Critics (3)

Intense, awe-inspiring docu about extreme marathoners.

Full Review… | January 13, 2015
Common Sense Media

An astonishing piece of work, as spectacular as it is emotionally exhausting, as dynamic as it is rooted in the moment.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013
HeyUGuys

By and large Steinman's shooting style is both sympathetic and unobtrusive, complemented by cinematographer Sevan Matossian's eye for humanity among these vast, unforgiving landscapes.

Full Review… | June 24, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Desert Runners

Great sports documentary. Very inspiring. Intertwined with personal stories of the athletes and what it took them to get to that point.

Tim Bakker
Tim Bakker

Absolutely riveting documentary of the physically and emotionally grueling series of ultra marathons in 4 of the worlds most punishing deserts. I found myself wanting to know more about the featured characters in the piece and even looked them up on the internet afterward to see what they're up to and how they're doing. The film looked great too.

Michael Deming
Michael Deming

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