San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

40 Below: The Toughest Race in the World + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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It’s been called the toughest endurance race in the world ... why would anyone do this, especially when it’s 40 degrees below zero? Set in Northern Minnesota, we meet Leah, a junk food eating scientist, and Bill, an accomplished ultra-marathoner who just can’t seem to finish this incredibly challenging race. They run, bike or ski 135 miles over three days in the solitary woods, sometimes hallucinating and barely stopping to rest or sleep in the snow without getting frostbite or freezing to death. What can we learn from them about life, love and happiness?

**Director and Subject in attendance for Q&A**

  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Country
  • Director
    Marius Anderson
  • Producer
    Melody Gilbert