“Beyond the Epic Run” – Inspiration in Doses
I’ve always admired ultra-distance runners. Their sheer will is mind-boggling (and a little nuts, in the endearing way).
Running 100 miles? Insane. There are people who get all worked up about riding 100 miles for Pete’s sake.
Running around the world? What are you, crazy?
Serge Roetheli is. Because that’s what he did -with his (equally crazy) wife Nicole riding support along side him on a motorcycle. Move over, Forest Gump, you’ve been thoroughly trumped – and, besides, you weren’t even real to begin with!
What might be most amazing is that Serge and Nicole managed to shoot footage throughout the entire, epic journey. And it looks like they found some great people to help them put their film together, because the trailer is fantastic.
I’m looking forward to the release of this film and I plan to weep through the entire thing like the overly-sensitive, hyper-emotional jock that I am. Sal can vouch for this – there will be tears. Many, many tears!
You can put the runner on a bicycle, but you can never take the sole out of her feet. Or something. :)
I may have an opportunity to talk to Serge about it over the next few weeks. In the meantime, check it out: