These triathlon films should be on your must-watch list if you just want some inspiration right now
Art by Saii Shah | Photo by Simon Connellan
Triathletes have seen limited action this year due to COVID-19. Races have been postponed. Training facilities are closed. But it doesn’t mean triathletes can’t get better at their sport. Here are some movie and documentary recommendations to watch right now:
“100 Meters” seems to be a popular choice for many triathletes. It’s a Spanish film based on a true story about a man who deals with multiple sclerosis and was told he would never walk more than 100 meters ever again. However, the triathlete still tried to compete in an Ironman race. The question is: Can and did he make it?
Available on Netflix
“We Are Triathletes“
Missing the rigorous triathlon training? “We Are Triathletes” could help you remember all those good times. It’s a feature-length documentary about six triathletes who aim to compete in the largest and hardest triathlon tournament in the world. Six characters with different backgrounds and experiences with only one goal in mind—to finish the toughest race of their lives.
Available on Amazon Prime
“The Ultimate Triathlon”
What’s the longest race you’ve ever done? For Luke Tyburski, the film’s main character, it’s a 200-kilometer journey from Morocco to Monaco in 12 days. That includes a 25-kilometer swim, 130-kilometer bike, and 14 consecutive marathons. Tyburski’s race route requires him to swim in the Gibraltar Strait, cycle the entire Southern Spanish coastline, and run through the southern coast of France. Talk about the ultimate triathlon race.
Available on Dreamracer.tv
This is probably one of the shortest triathlon films out there (13 minutes!) about how a couch potato became a bona fide triathlete. What does it take to swim, bike, and run 140.6 miles? “The Journey” will motivate you to continue living a healthy lifestyle.
Available on YouTube
“The Man with the Halo“
Tim Don was set to compete in the World Championships in Kona but was hit by a truck two days before the biggest triathlon race in the world unfolded. The accident left him with a broken neck and he was given three choices: use a soft brace, get an operation or wear a halo. The documentary shows Don’s bravery and determination amid adversity—something we all can learn from right now.
Available on YouTube