During quarantine, most of us have a lot of free time left to spend at home. Although the situation can be very frustrating, it gives us the opportunity to discover a great variety of new things. For example, triathlon training at home inspires people to be very creative in creating exercises. Probably, the core stability of the triathletes is better than ever before, as well. Next to training at home, there are other ways to enjoy the different aspects of endurance sports.
Red Bull is known for supporting extreme sports. With RedBullTV, the company has created a free platform full of very interesting films and documentaries, mainly about these extreme sports. Themes include adventure, endurance sports, climbing, mountain biking, motocross and many more. To help you not to get lost in all the content of the RedBullTv platform, we have selected the 3 best ultrarunning documentaries for you. In no particular order:
Attempting the trail
On their website, Red Bull describes this documentary as follows: “At midnight on Monday, March 24, 2014, trailblazers Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel embarked on the ultimate Drakensberg adventure – the Drakensberg Grand Traverse – in an attempt to break the current record of 60h 29m.”
Made to Be Broken
Crossing the USA’s Appalachian Trail is a journey of 3,524km or 2,188 miles. Ulrarunner Karl Melzer has long dreamed of setting the speed record for this run. Will he make it in less than 46 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes? Accompany Karl on his journey during this 42-minute documentary.
The GR20 Trail Quest
On their website, RedBull describes this documentary as follows: “French ultrarunner and winemaker François d’Haene attempts to cross Corsica from north to south along the legendary 180km-long GR20 mountain trail in world record-breaking time – under 31 hours and 6 minutes.”