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The Source | Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra runner who has won multiple 100 mile + races. She also holds many endurance records. This film documents her run in the 2018 Tahoe 2oo race while exploring the source of her motivation – hence the title. The opening scene is a stunning POV trail shot. Just makes you want […]

2018 IRONMAN World Championship

2018 IRONMAN Championship highlights including interviews with the pros, sunny Hawaiian scenery, race history and tear-jerking backstories.

Ice & Palms presented by Vaude

Max and Jochen set out to bikepack and ski their way across the Alps from Germany through Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France, to the Mediterranean Sea at Nice; covering 1,800 km, 35,000 vertical meters over 6 weeks of continuous travel in this 32 minute award-winning documentary.

The FIFTY | Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah

The FIFTY is a project by pro skier Cody Townsend to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, “The Fifty Classic Descents of North America” by Chris Davenport, Penn Newhard and Art Burrows. The great thing about these short videos is not just the amazing skiing and awe-inspiring steep terrain, it’s all the other factors that go in to getting that line. The prep work, travel, team-assembly, line-scoping, avalanche assessment, risk-management, gear-prep, decision-making, weather, banter and teamwork. Plus there’s always a celebratory beer to be shared on a truck tailgate at the end. Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah

Cody Townsend’s The FIFTY Project – Ep. 1. Intro & Messner Couloir

Cody Townsend first line of "The FIFTY" - Messner Couloir on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Short and sweet for an inspirational coffee break, or watch all the episodes back to back while you spin or treadmill. Educational and inspiring.

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

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.

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.

The Man With the Halo |Tim Don

Save this one for when you are feeling low. When your injury rehabilitation program seems endless and results are hard to see. Or just one of those days when you know a run will make you feel better but you don't quite feel as though you can do it. This amazing story will likely put a kick in your step and a smile on your face.

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.

REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles

What happens when two friends sign up for a 100 mile race? Brendan Leonard and his buddy Jayson Sime had never run an ultra before but signed up for the 2017 Run Rabbit Run 100. It makes for great treadmill TV. Especially if you want to see what an ultra running race and the training for it looks like for regular guys who aren't sponsored athletes.