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Ten of the best running documentaries

28 February 2013 11:53 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From the man who ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days, to the Indian boy who had run 48 marathons by the age of four, documentary-makers across the globe have uncovered tales of extraordinary endurance

Even when it comes to the simple act of running, truth is stranger than fiction. After last week's rundown of 10 of the best fiction films, today we explore the documentary category, which reveals an array of extraordinary treks, exhilarating tales and examples of dogged endurance. Determined documentarians across the globe have uncovered a 97-year-old mountain runner, cancer survivors, an Indian child prodigy and a host of others as they trot, stagger and sprint through the streets of New York, the mountains of Ethiopia and the hot sands of the Sahara.

Here are 10 to seek out.

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