Filmtipp: On the Run


Hier noch eine 20-minütige neuseeländische Dokumentation über die Schützlinge von Arthur Lydiard.

This film showcases legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard’s training methods through the example of his acolytes, including reigning Olympic 1,500m champ John Walker. ‚Arthur’s boys‘ (Snell, Halberg, Magee) scored attention by winning unheralded medals (two golds and a bronze) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Lydiard later led the ‚flying Finns‘ to similar success. His method revolves around building stamina to complement speed, and was influential in popularising jogging globally. Beautifully filmed, a doco highlight is Jack Foster’s exhilarating scree slope descent.

NZonScreen | On the Run, Short Film – 1979