Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African American Women Marathoners(1:19.41)
by Byron Burkes, Halo
Description: 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. This documentary is about the mental, physical, sexual, and racial challenges faced by nine African American runners. Since 1975, 14 million runners have finished 26.2-mile marathons in the US. Only about two percent or 280,000 have finished in under three hours. About twenty are US-born Black women. This documentary is about nine of the women, who are National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees and have completed marathons in under three hours. The women include the first African American woman to ever break three hours (in 1975), Baltimore-native Marilyn Bevans.
Directors Bio: Anthony Renard Reed has authored over 50 articles and six books. He's been in numerous publications, including the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Runners World, Southern Living, CNN, Ebony, and the Journal of Accountancy. He was inducted into the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National Distance Running Hall of Fame and the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame. This 132-time marathoner is one of about sixty people in the world who completed the 26.2-mile marathon "hat trick" which consists of
1. completing at least 100 marathons.
2. a marathon in each of the 50 states.
3. a marathon on all seven continents.
He's the first Black in the world to have completed marathons on seven continents. He's also the co-founder and executive director of the National Black Marathoners Association and CEO of Caribbean Endurance Sports Corporation (Five Island Challenge - Marathon and Half Marathon).
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