Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life

Available on Prime Video
Blending archival and contemporary footage with recollections from past champions, recreational participants, volunteers and local politicians, this documentary looks at the life and passion of Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon. From extremely humble beginnings -- in 1970, less than 100 people participated in the inaugural 26.2 mile race through the five boroughs -- the race evolves into a global happening, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world.
Starring Axel Stein, Bill Rogers, Grete Weitz
Director Judd Ehrlich