New Doc On The Many World-Class Long-Distance Runners And Their Ethiopian Roots

From Shadow and Act Tue Feb 19 2013, 22:34:06

With last year's Channel 4 (UK) TV documentary that questioned why African American and Caribbean sprinters tend to excel, and whether answers to that question are rooted in slavery, comes this other documentary that seems to ask a similar question - but instead of looking at sprinters, its focus is on long-distance ruuners, and why numerous world-class long-distance runners come from Ethiopia. Titled Town Of Runners, the feature doc is directed by Jerry Rothwell, and its full synopsis reads: Town Of Runners follows young Ethiopian athletes as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood. In Bekoji, Ethiopia, running is a...

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