Run For Your Life

Run For Your Life

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Director: Judd Ehrlich

Cast: Judd Ehrlich, Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Frank Shorter

     
 
Fischl Leibowitz was born in Romania in 1932, and at the age of 14, as the Soviet Union was poised to take over his homeland, Leibowitz and his older brother fled the country, eventually settling in New York City. Leibowitz Americanized his name to Fred Lebow and took up a career in the garment trade. Lebow was also an avid jogger, if not especially speedy or skilled,

Overview

Fischl Leibowitz was born in Romania in 1932, and at the age of 14, as the Soviet Union was poised to take over his homeland, Leibowitz and his older brother fled the country, eventually settling in New York City. Leibowitz Americanized his name to Fred Lebow and took up a career in the garment trade. Lebow was also an avid jogger, if not especially speedy or skilled, and he began making himself known among New York's runners. Determined to give the Big Apple's runners a higher profile and greater respect among their peers, Lebow helped organize the first New York City Marathon in 1970, bankrolling the project himself with an investment of 300 dollars. While only 55 contestants finished the first marathon, Lebow tirelessly continued to promote organized running in New York, and made big news in 1976, when, in celebration of the nation's bicentennial, Lebow helped organize an ambitious marathon course that wound through all five boroughs of the city, with star athletes Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers taking part in the event. Filmmaker Judd Ehrlich profiles Fred Lebow and his life and times as New York City's greatest champion of distance running in the documentary Run for Your Life, which examines his career, his accomplishments, his eccentricities, and his legacy. Run For Your Life received its world premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
UPC:
0025195057684
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Screen Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
60,718

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Additional interviews; Featurettes

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Run for Your Life
1. Humble Beginning [7:16]
2. Fred and Central Park [9:44]
3. A Simple Life [7:38]
4. Everything Was Running [10:16]
5. Bridging the Boroughs [8:15]
6. Going Global [9:24]
7. Marathon Man [7:21]
8. Not So Rosie [7:50]
9. King of New York [6:02]
10. Driven By Chaos [6:00]
11. An Inspiration [11:54]
12. End Credits [3:37]

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