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The Barkley Marathons

Fantastic feature-length documentary about a unique trail running ultra race. Equal parts hilarity (part of the entry fee one year was a pair of socks) and serious feats of extreme endurance, it's mesmerizing viewing. Watched from the comfort of a treadmill you'll be grateful that you aren't climbing up the "Rat Jaw" section of the race where runners legs are lacerated by saw briars. Only a handful of athletes have ever completed the 100 mile, 5 lap race. Sure to make your workout feel achievable!

Two Eight Two: The Munros in 98 Days

Highly recommended for a treadmill run, stair-stepper or elliptical, this is a beautiful self-produced documentary of an epic adventure: trying to hike all 282 of Scotland's "Munros" (mountain peaks above 3,000') in one summer. Kevin Woods does a really impressive job hiking, filming, editing and telling his story. The physical effort and stunning scenery aside, this film is notable for the honest way he documents the mental ups and downs he goes through. Anyone who has ever set themselves a big challenge, be it a marathon, a summit attempt, a PB goal, can identify with what he goes through. Spoiler alert, it is uplifting not depressing.

Finding Traction

Ultra Runner Nikki Kimball attempts to set a FKT on the 273-mile Long Trail in VT. Inspiring running documentary with great trail-running and raw emotion.

The Squamish 50/50 | A Ginger Runner Film

"Embrace doubt, otherwise you'll never know what you are truly capable of." This short film covers an impressive performance by Newberry himself, running the "Squamish 50/50" that's both the 50m and 50k on consecutive days.

Senna

Feature-length documentary covering the motor-racing career and tragic death of Ayrton Senna. The first two-thirds are great for base-training on the treadmill or bike trainer, it'll suck you in fast and keep your attention. Keep the final third for recovery downtime.

100 Miles to 40 (Documentary: A Journey to the Western States Endurance Run)

Released in 2010 this 64 minute documentary is perfect for an hour-long treadmill run. The film follows Michelle Halsne, a lifelong runner, mom and business-owner who has a dream of completing the Western States 100 for her 40th birthday. The film is a very authentic runner’s journey. A lofty goal, tough days getting training done, […]