Welcome to SurvivorNetTV’s showing of The Human Race, an exhilarating full-length documentary that follows six runners preparing for the biggest races of their lives.
Each runner is over 50-years-old, and each has a uniquely moving personal story to share. One is the father of a son with autism gearing up for his first 5K. One is an 80-year-old woman running a half marathon to celebrate her birthday. One is Kathrine Switzer, famous for being the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. And one is a cancer survivor determined to run across all 50 states. Read More
All of these athletes face different challenges, and they are all propelled by different motivations. But each one of them has embraced the sport of running as a way to push themselves forward and prove that they’re only getting stronger with age. Having lung cancer is a challenge and sometimes lung cancer treatment can be rough on the mind and body, but keeping a positive attitude like these athletes did can help with a positive outcome. Watching this film could give you the inspiration you need to power through the day. There is considerable evidence that staying physically active can work wonders for cancer patients, both physically and mentally. The conventional wisdom, however, is that at some point, aging gets in the way of exercise, and people naturally become less mobile. The runners featured in The Human Race
turn this assumption on its head, showing that fighting through the challenges of aging can actually free you from some of the physical limitations that might otherwise set in.
This inspiring story shows that individuals do not have to be defined by trends. When someone doubts your strength, there is always room to prove them wrong.
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