Marathon Challenge

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This hour-long program is divided into five chapters. Choose any chapter below and select QuickTime or Windows Media Player to begin viewing the video. If you experience difficulty viewing, it may be due to high demand. We regret this and suggest you try back at another time.

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Chapter 1
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A Long Way to Go

Can a group of sedentary non-athletes be transformed in nine months into a team that can complete the Boston Marathon?
running time 11:48

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Chapter 2
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The Training Begins

Serious training gets under way, and some members of team NOVA struggle with their own unique problems.
running time 9:04

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Born to Run?

As the team moves into longer runs the injuries begin to mount, and one runner has to be replaced.
running time 8:56

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Mental Toughness

For the longest training run—20 miles—more than fitness is required.
running time 9:04

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The Finish Line

On the day of the race Team NOVA battles with severe weather conditions, and 40 weeks of preparation are put to the test.
running time 10:48

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