There’s no denying that running requires plenty of daily motivation, especially for those who’ve just started out. S we’ve got our weekly roundup of inspiration coming right up–through these jaw-dropping trail videos that will have you feeling inspired and ready to take on another run.

100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story

Produced by the BBC, this hour-long documentary tells the story of young Kenyan track star David Rudisha, who shattered the world record in the 800-meter run in an astonishing 1:40:91, and went on to win gold in the event at the London Olympics in 2012. The film includes footage and interviews over a 10-year period starting in 2005, when Rudisha arrived at his training camp as a shy 16-year-old. Highlights include the footage of Rudisha’s early workouts, time trials and races dating back to 2005.

Western Time

On June 28, 2014 Nike Trail athlete Sally McRae ran the original and most prestigious 100 mile race—the Western States 100—for the very first time. This compelling short film by Billy Yang documents her story and her journey leading up to this event including qualifying at the Montrail Ultra Cup race, and her personal struggles and self doubt leading up to the event.

An Endurance Life

Sebastien Chaigneau is a French athlete and ultrarunner, who runs distances between 120 and 200 km across Europe’s grand mountains mountains. This beautifully shot film gives us a glimpse into his daily training routine amidst constant weather changes along with the more human aspects of being a runner, such as personal trials and inspirations.

City Trail Paris

Discovery and adventure are deeply rooted in the values of trail running and the mountains. In this video by Salomon Running TV, these core values are brought to the stairways and avenues of Paris as it explore one of the world’s most famous and historic cities.

Running Connection

The Running Connection from Mountain Hardwear on Vimeo.

Fast. Simple. Quiet. Meditative.

Watch The Running Connection and get a little closer to the beauty of running.

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Written and Edited:
Taylor Morgan

Footage by:
David Clifford |
Taylor Morgan |

Though it’s essentially an advert for a new running collection from Mountain Hardwear, it’s also quite a great little ode to the joys of running in the mountains and to running in general. In the movie clip, Mountain Hardwear athletes talk about their favourite aspects of running.

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