This is for my Ultra-Runner friends who succumb and train hard for mileage. The quest to survive Bataan death march and the journey towards the unbreakable mile. May this inspire you all more. Here’s to 2012. From the Marathon boy to the 100-Mile Foot race film.
JOURNEYFILM SET TO RELEASE NEW FILM – UNBREAKABLE: THE WESTERN STATES 100
Top Ultrarunners Profiled as They Compete in World’s Most Prestigious 100-Mile Foot Race
RENO, Nev. (November 10, 2011) – “Unbreakable: The Western States 100” follows four of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon runners as they compete in the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race. The newest film from JB Benna of Journeyfilm –a film production and distribution company that focuses on adventure, sports, and travel based in Reno, Nev.— will be available for screenings and presale on November 25, 2011 and gives unprecedented access into the world of ultrarunning.
The film profiles Hal Koerner, Goeff Roes, Anton Krupicka and Killian Jornet as they prepare and embark on the unforgiving journey known as the Western States Endurance Run. The 100-mile foot race descends from the mountain peaks of Squaw Valley, Calif. to the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Auburn, Calif. Starting at 5 a.m., runners climb a cumulative total of 18,000 feet and descend a total of 23,000 feet on mountain trails; “Unbreakable: The Western States 100” embraces the story behind one of the most exciting races of its kind.
“It was an epic showcase of the finest running I have ever seen,” Unbreakable Filmmaker, JB Benna said. “The day was a perfect storm, the sports four best athletes all competing against each other for the first time, at ultrarunning’s most important event. We could not have known the last minute drama that would unfold, nor how monumental a day it would be for the sport. Despite this, it was in filming and spending time with each of the athletes in their hometowns that I was truly inspired by their passion, grace, and humility.”
The film will be available for screenings and presale on November 25, 2011, for more information on the film, cast and filmmakers visit http://www.ws100film.com. Additional updates and information can be found on the films official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ws100film/.
Journeyfilm is a film production and distribution company that focuses on adventure, sports, and travel. Established in 1999, the company is led by filmmaker JB Benna, a USC Cinema/TV graduate and outdoor enthusiast with an adventure resume that includes the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail and the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run. Since its launch, Journeyfilm has produced documentaries such as The Runner (David Horton’s 2,700 mile run of The Pacific Crest Trail), UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons * 50 States * 50 Days (Dean Karnazes’s North Face Challenge), Spinning Southward (a 16,000 Mile Bike Journey from Alaska to Chile for the Brain Tumor Foundation), and Rowing the Atlantic (Roz Savage – Solo Female Trans-Oceanic Rower). Benna and his team are also committed to raising awareness for conservation, simpler living, and greater appreciation of the world.