26.2 TO LIFE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

For the lifers at California’s San Quentin State Prison, running is a form of penance, salvation, and even hope. This matter-of-fact documentary has the resolute pace of a marathon as it gives viewers an overview of San Quentin’s running club, called the 1,000 Mile Club. The inmates’ coaches are volunteers who are also athletes and train them throughout the year to run 26.2 miles—a marathon that in the prison’s environment equals 105 laps around the exercise yard.

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