So after 3 years I am sitting here in the town of Leadville, Colorado at an altitude of over 10000ft. On Saturday 20 August Ryan Sandes is competing in one of the most iconic 100 mile runs in the world. It is his first 100 miler.
The film’s journey has become synonymous with Ryan’s. It has been about chasing a dream and throwing caution to the wind. We have had to face the fear of the unknown and risk everything to be where we are now… and there is no place I would rather be.
I admire those who have the courage to step up to the line of a great race to run their heart out for a dream. [Bernd Heinrich, 'Why We Run']
We will spend the next week filming around the town of Leadville and interviewing some remarkable individuals including the infamous Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco). Grant ‘Apples’ Appleton, a talented DOP from Cape Town is driving to join us in Leadville now after an epic 3 day journey. Will be great to have some fresh eyes on the film. We have a 04:30 am call tomorrow to film with Ryan around Turquoise lake and Hangman Pass before heading to meet Caballo and the Ghost Dog for some insight into the art of running.
I will keep you posted during the week.