Roadless | A 10-Day Expedition Through Wyoming

Roadless qualifies for inclusion here for two main reasons: 1. This expedition is solid type 2 fun. It's fully human-powered, no helicopters, no snowmobiles, no lifts, just sweat and effort. 2. It's a beautiful window to the wilderness which provides a mental boost if you are stuck indoors on a treadmill or similar.

Path to Everest | Kilian Jornet

This documentary is equal parts a build towards Kilian’s FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt on Everest and an intimate look at his life and motivation.
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Meb Keflezighi 26 Marathons

Boston and NYC marathon winner and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi writes about each of the 26 marathons he ran in his pro career. One marathon per chapter with a key lesson learned, details of training, challenges, and a compelling account of the race itself. Great insights into pro running training, race strategy, mental strength. Reminds us that the pros face many of the same struggles that amateurs contend with.
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You Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

This is an extraordinary story on many levels. Fundamentally it's about facing adversity and finding a way to a positive outcome. Highly recommended for long runs outside when you need some extra motivation to make it happen.
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Kim Swims

Documentary following Kim Chambers' attempt to become the first woman to swim a 30 mile open ocean, shark-infested route. Kim took up swimming as part of her rehab after she nearly lost a leg due to injury. "If you think you can't do something, or you're afraid of doing something, that's exactly when you should do it." - Kim Chambers
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Free Solo

The story of climber Alex Honnold's attempt to climb 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park solo and without a rope. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru) tell the story of this incredible athletic endeavor with stunning cinematography and fascinating context. Awe-inspiring. Recommended for aerobic base training or rehab work on the treadmill or indoor bike trainer, but it'll make you sweat even if you watch it on the sofa.
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The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesen take on the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite. An astounding 10-year effort to climb an unclimbable route as well as an unexpectedly emotional story about dealing with all kinds of adversity. Not just for fans of climbing, the extraordinary feats of athletic and mental strength on display in this movie will inspire awe in any viewer and reset your idea of what is possible.
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The Redeemed and the Dominant | Crossfit Games 2017

Feature-length documentary covering the run-up to the 2017 Crossfit Games and the competition itself. As with other Crossfit Games documentaries this is entertaining, fast-paced and full of intensity from the get-go. The amazing physical feats of strength, skill, agility and endurance combined with pump-up music and flashy editing are all super-energizing. Great for treadmill runs.

Losing Sight of Shore

Four women attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean. Working in shifts - 2 hours on the oars then 2 hours off, they are out at sea for days and days in storms, adverse currents, extreme heat. It's an extraordinary undertaking both mentally and physically.
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Fittest on Earth A Decade of Fitness | Crossfit Games 2016

Feature-length documentary covering the 2016 Crossfit Games, a 5-day, 15 event multisport challenge to find the "Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth". Intense from the start and featuring incredible feats of strength, agility, skill and aerobic capacity, this feature-length video is both entertaining and super-energizing.