Thursday, January 27, 2011

From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Readers of this blog may realize by now that movies are a big part of my spare time. So it was fun to receive an e-mail suggesting I check out a trailer for the upcoming documentary film "From Ordinary To Extraordinary."

According to the film synopsis accompanying the YouTube video trailer,
“In the fall of 2010, three individuals bound by friendship and driven by achievement, set out on mission to step out of their every-day routine of life and challenge themselves by testing their mental, physical, and spiritual stamina to become more than ordinary, but extraordinary. This challenge was the Rohto Ironman Miami – a 70.3-mile triathlon. Filmed several days preceding the race and on race day, the visionary creatives of Affiliate Media chronicle Gershon, Steven and Brian, in ‘From Ordinary to Extraordinary,’ as they achieve against the odds to compete and complete a race that is described as one of the toughest races in the world.”
Looks interesting! Included in the email suggestion, the sender noted that a study conducted by USA Triathlon and TribeGroup showed that only 0.5 percent of U.S. triathletes are African American.
This stat inspired the film's three subjects to get involved, and to recruit friends, to do their part to increase the number of African American participants in the sport.
It will be interesting to see where this documentary film shows up in the next few weeks.

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