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Town of Runners

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Produced by Met Film Productions

Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji, a remote town in the southern Ethiopian Highlands which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.

This 2-minute trailer provides an insight into the role of long distance running in Bekoji. In the Beijing Olympics, runners from Bekoji won all four gold medals in the long distance track events – more medals than most industrial countries.

Additional Resources:

For more information, see the Town of Runners website.

See a 7-minute video clip of the director talking about the making of the film.