NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
From Executive Producer James Cromwell and award-winning director Keegan Kuhn comes Running for Good, the feature-length sports documentary narrated by Rich Roll, following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert.
Fiona Oakes has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records she’s gone on to set even more astounding.
With overcoming her own adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. Her achievements help fund a 450+ animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day.
About the Filmmakers
Running for Good was produced by First Spark Media and directed by Keegan Kuhn. Find out more about the film at https://runningforgoodfilm.com/.
“Running For Good is my new favorite running doc, featuring one of my new favorite female endurance runners. Fiona Oakes is, unintentionally, an incredible female role model for us all. Her grit and determination to reach new heights, coupled with her love of animals and vegan lifestyle, make her truly remarkable. Running For Good is a must-watch for all runners looking for a reason to seek out their next challenge.” – Emily Jones. Medium. Running for Good: Why Fiona Oakes is So Remarkable. 1 September 2019
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