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Videos: 9.79 And 4 Other Brilliant Sports Documentaries About Running

Videos: 9.79 And 4 Other Brilliant Sports Documentaries About Running
By Conor Neville
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The Wings for Life Run is no ordinary race for charity. This event takes place across the world at 10am GMT, with the Irish leg taking place in the amazing surrounds of the Ring of Kerry, which will be shut down for the occasion.

Not only are you racing against the world, but you can tailor the race to your skill-set, choose your distance and take it on. Join up here.

In the build up to the big race on May 4th, we will be taking you through some of the top tips for beating your personal best and bringing you lessons from the world of sport that we all can learn from.

1. 9.79

One of the dirtiest and most famous races of all time, this is Daniel Gordon's fantastic 30 for 30 documentary on the men's 100m Olympic final in Seoul in 1988.

2. Man on a mission

Superb documentary on Brother Colm O'Connell, the Mallow born missionary who has trained some of the Kenya's (and thus the world's) finest long distance runners.



Man On A Mission from jamieleedalton on Vimeo.

3. John Akii Bua Story - An African Tragedy

John Akii Bua was a great Ugandan runner who won gold at the 1972 Olympic Games. However, with the ascension of the cheerfully insane dictator Idi Amin to power in the country, Akii Bua, a member of a tribe Amin busily set about persecuting, feared for his safety...


4. Steve Prefontaine - Fire on the track

One of those collegiate athletics superstars, Prefontaine helped usher in a running boom in America in the early 70s. He finished an agonising fourth in the 1972 Olympics. He died in a car crash in 1975, aged 24.


5. La legende d'Alain Mimoun

The story of Alain Mimoun is one of persistence, as he finally got the better of his great friend and rival Emil Zatopek, to claim a =n Olympic gold in the twilight of his career, after years of being the bridesmaid.



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