Running Away From Nothing Trailer

A 30-minute documentary that follows twin brothers Jake and Zane Robertson, who have abandoned their comfortable , first-world lives in New Zealand to see if living in the running mecca of Kenya will somehow transform them into world-class runners.  From the same producers of Transcend: The Wesley Korir Story.

Inspiration: We All Cross That Same Finish Line

Dean Karnazes trail running in the Italian Dolomites

Eventually we all cross that same finish line. What matters, I guess, is how you choose to run the race.

—Dean Karnazes

Inspiration: You are Stronger than you Seem


You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

—Christopher Robin talking to Winnie the Pooh

Friday Four: Reading About Running — Marathon Edition

Revisiting this series for a special pre-BMO Vancouver Marathon edition of running related posts. Continue reading

Inspiration: Winning Doesn’t Always Mean Getting First Place

Meb Keflezighi wins the 118th Boston Marathon

Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In honour of Meb Keflezighi‘s historic victory at the 118th Boston Marathon, here is an  inspirational passage from his autobiography,  Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream.

I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. One of my greatest joys is inspiring other people to perform at their best.

—Meb Keflezighi

Here’s a video of Meb crossing the finish line at Boston: