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Hello BT,

Since I have no interest in television (don't own one), and since inspiration can come from many different sources, I decided to find some documentaries to watch on my computer. I was thinking we could put together a little list and perhaps people would stumble across something they might enjoy.

I'm a big fan of watching documentaries and why not find some dealing with what I/we love

I'll share what I've found so far and you guys can contribute if you want.

- Running in the Sun: documentary about the Badwater ultramarathon.
- What It Takes: Follows 4 top triathles on their road to ironman world championship.
- Ultramarathon Man: documentary about famous ultrarunner Dean Karnazes
- Running the Sahara: Pretty self-explanatory I think.
- Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite: As far as I understand it's a documentary about triathlon leading up to the year 2000 Olympic triathlon. I haven't watched it yet
- Race Across the Sky: Leadville Trail 100 MTB race (Lance Armstrong participated in this 2007 race).
- A Sunday in Hell: Paris-Roubaix classic

I know there are many others, and I'm eager to read your recommendations.



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Ride the Divide - "A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border."

Its on netflix streaming.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530991/

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The Fast and and The Furious (1982) Alex Baumann and Victor Davis.
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Great thread. I like watching these documentaries. They are informative and motivational.

 

On the 1989 Ironman. Not only Allen vs. Scott, but a great segment on Dick Hoyt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmQhkzeyIPE

 

Documentary on Eddy Merckx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEfkrM2E_sE



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great stuff, I was running out of interesting things to watch when on the dreadmill or trainer.


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Spirit of the Marathon on hulu
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wolfador - 2013-04-10 5:13 PM

Ride the Divide - "A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border."

Its on netflix streaming.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530991/

Just watched this tonight; highly recommended!
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KauaiShan - 2013-04-10 10:36 PM
wolfador - 2013-04-10 5:13 PM

Ride the Divide - "A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border."

Its on netflix streaming.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530991/

Just watched this tonight; highly recommended!
Pretty good film. I Ashley this "race" will only get more and more popular, the guy that won crushed everyone though.
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To the OP: are those found on YouTube?
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FELTGood - 2013-04-11 2:53 AM To the OP: are those found on YouTube?

I know documentaries are sometimes uploaded to YouTube (often in 1-5 parts or something). Some of them might be there, but I don't know for sure. I watched a short'ish documentary on Badwater on YouTube, but the one I listed in the OP is significantly longer.



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This thread wouldn't be complete unless someone mentions our own BT peep Rich Ratay's (scoobysdad) documentary on 3 fellow BT members training for IM WI    The Distance
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wolfador - 2013-04-10 7:13 PM

Ride the Divide - "A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border."

Its on netflix streaming.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530991/

 

If you like this film you'll also like

 

"Reveal the Path"

 

The guys that did Ride the Divide did this movie with Mike Dion and Matthew Lee back to tour the world on bike.

 

Cool film

 

http://revealthepath.com/

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Jtiger - 2013-04-11 9:10 AM 

If you like this film you'll also like

 

"Reveal the Path"

 

The guys that did Ride the Divide did this movie with Mike Dion and Matthew Lee back to tour the world on bike.

 

Cool film

 

http://revealthepath.com/

 

I had heard about that one but didn't realize it was the same guys. Cool stuff.

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Mark Cavendish Human Missile... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mcRaUzdI5M

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