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Free to run

Pierre Morath
Joe Henderson
George Hirsch
Fred Lebow
Theatrical release date
18. March 2016

Whether it’s for relaxation, fitness, competitions, health or just for fun, the reasons for running are just as varied as the millions of people who have discovered the sport. In the Sixties, sports enthusiasts who took their turns outside a sportsground were treated like freaks and women were even forbidden from taking part in competitions. It wasn’t until running celebrities like charismatic running rebel Steve Prefontaine, women’s rights activist Kathrine Switzer or Fred Lebow, eccentric founder of the New York Marathon, smoothed the way for the sport that it became a mass movement.

Even today, the passion of these pioneers is infectious, and the documentary FREE TO RUN inspires both today’s and tomorrow’s runners to discover the freedom of running.