Town Of Runners

2012

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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  • 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.

    June 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.

    June 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.

    April 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
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  • Hollywood couldn't make it up.

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

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

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
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  • It's a fantastically cool British documentary about two runners from Bekoji - a highland town in Ethiopia that has produced some of the world's greatest long-distance runners including the paradisiacal Tirunesh Dibaba.

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

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