Watch: Boston Marathon documentary trailer released

Tuesday April 12th, 2016

One of the first trailers for the upcoming Boston Marathon documentary was released ahead of next week’s 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan, a Marblehead, Mass. native, stars in the 60-second spot that will be shown on the race broadcast next week. Flanagan holds the fastest time by an American woman on the course with her 2:22:02 finish in 2014.

The trailer also shows footage of Meb Keflezighi’s victory in 2014, which took place just one year after bombings claimed the lives of three people and injured more than 260 others. Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer in 1983.

Q&A with Tom Ratcliffe, director of Bannister: Everest on the Track

Both Keflezighi and Flanagan will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Watch the trailer below:

Jon Dunham directed Spirit of the Marathon, which captures the drama and allure of the 26.2 mile race, will also direct the new documentary. The film is expected to be released in 2017.

The Boston Marathon will be run on Monday at 9:32 a.m. ET with the elite women and 10 a.m. for the men.

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