Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Town of Runners - film

This film is on at the Alhambra Cinema, Keswick at 6pm on Sunday 6th May and 8.15pm on Wed 9th May. It is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji, the Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. Director Jerry Rothwell has been filming in Bekoji with Coach Sentayehu and the runners for four years and the film has been selected for Tribeca 2012. Members may be intrigued by the training methods and standards displayed in the film. For more info, inc a trailer, see here:

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