06 Feb '18, 6pm

This Beautiful 30-Minute Doc Explores the Reasons Runners Do Ultras

In his most recent documentary, The Why , Yang sets out on his third 100-mile race with camera in tow to get the answers. But he doesn't simply tell “why”—he shows us. In the 30-minute documentary, Yang takes on the Leadville Trail 100 , one of the oldest and toughest ultras in the world. Speckled with shots of breathtaking sunsets and mountain vistas, Yang’s journey shows a portrait of both beauty and pain on the trails. With insights gleaned from other accomplished Leadville competitors, you slowly begin to unravel the motivations of the ultrarunning greats. “It’s a real test of the human will and the human spirit,” professional ultrarunner Zach Miller said. “It takes you to places that a lot of other things won’t take you.” RELATED: 10 Ways to Prepare for 100 Miles The miles are both emotionally and physically grueling for Yang. He contemplates humanity’s demise as comf...

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