Finding Traction

Ultra runner Nikki Kimball's quest to become the fastest person to run the 273-mile Long Trail

Lyric Theatre | Cinema

September 19, 2015 at 7:00pm

"Finding Traction" presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball and her quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail.

The documentary follows her journey from the Rocky Mountains to Vermont's Green Mountains, and offers a new perspective on the endurance of the human body and spirit.

Throughout the film, Nikki's crew and support team provide an intimate portrayal of the courage, grit and passion behind her record attempt, and interviews with the world's leading evolutionary biologists, including Bernd Heinrich, author of "Why We Run," shed light on the science and psychology behind Nikki's incredible race against time.

For Nikki, this well-publicized run is more than a chance to inspire people to be active and spend time outdoors; it's her way of encouraging women and girls to take an equal place for themselves in professional sports.

In addition to providing an inside look into the journey of an elite athlete, "Finding Traction" gives viewers a new perspective on the endurance of the human body and spirit, and informs us all, regardless of our sex, of our true potential and inspires us to reach it. 

Directed by Jaime Jacobsen; co-directed by Charles Dye. (57 min)


Free; no ticket required

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