When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, ... See full summary »
When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, character driven documentary of struggle, courage, and hope. During a season filled with conflict and possibility, four of these teens bare their dreams, joys, tears and fears. As several stumble under pressure in emotionally charged moments, others realize the journey begins with the power and commitment to accept responsibility for their own futures. Runners High shows that no matter what happens next, one season of training to run 26.2 miles can change your life forever. Written by
Alex D. da Silva
This documentary is a triumphant of the underdog. It is right up there with Hoop Dreams, telling stories of incredible young adults who achieve what many may have seemed impossible. You witness there lives change on screen and then want to go out an change your own.
Up until then end of the film you have no idea who will finish the marathon or who will not be able to make it. The editing is tremendous and puts together a storyline that meticulously spans recruiting the athletes all the way to the finish line of the LA Marathon.
I sighed, laughed and cheered throughout the entire film. I left feeling like I was able to accomplish anything , just like the subjects of movie.
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