Five Running Videos You Should Watch

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Running may not be the best spectator sport, but compelling running makes for compelling viewing. In the YouTube age, we have greater access to running video than ever before.

Here are five that are definitely worth the few minutes it takes to watch.

Start off with this compilation of clips of some of the great distance races in track and field history. It’s got Prefontaine, Liquori, Ryun – all the way up to El Guerrouj vs. Lagat in Athens:

But you can’t have a compilation and leave off this clip of Billy Mills’ amazing 10k finish in the 1964 Olympics:

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a comparable selection for women’s running, but this New York Road Runners video is pretty good:

There have been some great commercials about running, but this one ranks at the top:

The Spirit of the Marathon has only had select showings, but you can view the 7-minute trailer over and over:

About Mike Antonucci

I ran 6-minute miles when I was in the military, then tapered for 20 years. Two-time marathoner (3:43 PR), my next goal is to stay healthy enough to run another. There are literally thousands of people handing out running advice and serious tips. I prefer to focus on the humorous or odd facets of our shared obsession. Let's face it, running is funny.

  1. Matt on August 10th at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the videos

  2. Happy Feet on August 20th at 9:22 pm

    Love the videos…gave me goose bumps!!