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As an avid runner, one of my favourite documentary films on the subject, and one of the most incredible feats of endurance, is Running the Sahara (2008), which follows the 6290 km journey by Ray Zahab, Charlie Engle, Kevin Lin. Recently, I decided to see what other films have been made about running, or have featured running as a theme. Though there are a number of biographical films on famous runners, or on historical events, there are also numerous films which feature running as part of a larger story, such as Chariots of Fire (1981), Gallipoli (1981), Run Lola Run (1998) and Forrest Gump (1994). To see what else is out there, I asked a number of my friends to recommend running movies, which became the basis for my plan to watch and review ten running movies in September (Klaus Ming (September 2013). (1) The Robber (2010), (2) Marathon Man (1976), (3) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), (4) Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001); (5) Children of Heaven (1998); (6) Without Limits (1998); (7) The Athlete (2009); (8) Run for your Life (2008); (9) Marathon Boy (2010); and last, but not least: (10) The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats Its Young (2014).