Town Of Runners

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This documentary profiles a group of young runners from the Ethiopian highland town of Bekoji. The area has produced some of the best distance athletes in history, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

  • The documentary, a must-see for any runner looking for inspiration, only skirts the reasons why the town of Bekoji seems to provide such an advantage to its young athletes.

    Jun 29, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This isn't a new story, young people having to rely on their athletic prowess to escape lives of poverty while navigating the adversities that life throws in their path. What Rothwell demonstrates is how universal that struggle is.

    Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This amazing story might be familiar - it's one of those tales sporadically recycled by the Sunday glossies.

    Apr 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
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  • Hollywood couldn't make it up.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A valuable insight into the roots of the sport.

    Apr 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Top Critic
  • So much more than a documentary about Olympic runners, Town of Runners is an introspective eulogy to a way of life.

    Apr 19, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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