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Running America (2010)
On September 13, 2008, Charlie Engle (from Running the Sahara) teamed up with Ultra-Marathoner Marshall Ulrich for his next expedition to press the human physical and mental strengths to their limits. This time the challenge was 3,063 miles in 46 days, starting in San Francisco and running to Times Square in New York.
To accomplish this record-breaking milestone, the runners would have to average close to seventy miles each day. Within the first steps of the journey, the story set out to be captured had changed. The country beneath Charlie and Marshall began to change.
This expedition delivered breathtaking running footage across the distinctive portraits of the American landscape. It delivered Charlie and Marshall, two super-human icons, experiencing humanizing emotions that can be related to by both the experienced and novice running enthusiast.
Running America captures one of the most defining and difficult years in American history as the platform and backdrop for an amazing and unpredictable expedition.