Running Movie 4

Source: Netflix

“30 FOR 30: 9.79*” (2012)

This is an ESPN documentary that addresses doping which is a very big issue in the running world. Focusing on the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, where one of the most thrilling 100-meter men’s finals took place, and has ultimately become known for scandal, as gold medalist Ben Johnson was tested positive for anabolic steroids just 48 hours after the race. Also, six of the eight runners in that race was tested positive for banned drug substances and were implicated in scandals. This film was launched at a time when accusations, speculation and even positive drug tests have become widespread throughout the sport of running while educating runners regarding the performers and athletes that have played a role in its history.


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