I received an email from NOVA who wondered if I would post some information regarding a show they will be airing in October. I think it is going to be a great show on marathoning - and I wish it was airing BEFORE MCM. Still, it will be something to watch while in recovery.
Here is the info:
In cooperation with the Boston Athletic Association and Tufts University, NOVA was granted unprecedented access to the Boston Marathon course. In the summer of 2006, we began following 13 hopeful novices as they took the first step toward completing the 26.2-mile race in April 2007. The participants come from diverse backgrounds - a young woman running in memory of her mother, who died in a tragic car accident; a working single mom; even a former NFL linebacker. The one unifying element is that none of them is currently a runner. Over the nine-month training period, exercise and nutrition scientists and doctors at Tufts University use sophisticated technology to monitor the physical transformations that the participants have undergone. The experience demands a transformation of mind and body, and NOVA cameras are there, following every step of the way. Who was able to finish the race and what type of changes did the runners experience? You will have to tune in to find out.
"Marathon Challenge" will premiere Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm on most PBS stations. For more information you can go to www.pbs.org/nova/marathon. You can also view a short promo of the show on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHuYNb5Rnxg.