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Unbreakable: The Western States 100 (2012)

In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in... See full summary »

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J.B. Benna
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In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in the world. While their lives may be quite different, the goal is the same: win the Western States 100-mile run. A win will require breaking the course record and running the fastest time in the history of the race. An epic showdown ensues, from Squaw Valley, CA in Lake Tahoe, up though the high snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains, down through the extreme heat of the American River Canyons and finishing in Auburn, CA. Though all four are undefeated, three must break and only one can remain unbreakable. Written by Anonymous

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A must see for endurance sport lovers
18 March 2014 | by wavdheeverSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about a long distance trail race annually held in the USA. An excellent sports film.

This movie is a must see for any endurance athlete, or anyone still thinking of pushing their body in an endurance challenge.

It's exhilarating and inspirational. If you are a trail or mountain runner, it will put new life into your future runs.

The outcome is unknown until the last 10 min of the movie.

It is obvious that JB Benna, the Director of Unbreakable, has a huge passion for endurance events and the human spirit required to compete at the top end, based on the footage he filmed of the top 4 competitors prior to, during and after the actual event in June 2010.


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