A brand new documentary offers a uncommon and intimate glimpse into the all-star athlete’s profession transition from monitor to highway, as she seeks so as to add a NYC Marathon win to her title.
Hellen Obiri is the one lady in historical past to win a world title in indoor monitor, out of doors monitor and cross nation—having raced in 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m disciplines. The 2-time 5000m World Champion and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist is already in a league of her personal, as one of the admired and celebrated feminine athletes. The heartwarming journey of Kenya’s darling of the monitor will now be informed in a brand new brief movie chronicling her transition from Nairobi to a brand new house and sporting household in America, as she takes on the subsequent problem and chapter in her operating profession.
Launched in the present day, Swiss sportswear firm, On, presents “Hellen Obiri Runs a Marathon” – an authentic brief movie written, directed and produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Andrew Hinton. The docu-style movie offers audiences an unprecedented look into the lifetime of this revered member of the game of operating, and Hellen’s achieved profession of podium placements from her aggressive conquests world wide. With footage compiled from her house city of Nairobi and shot on-location in america over three months, Hellen Obiri Runs a Marathon is the story of how a world champion athlete and mom from Kenya sacrifices every thing she has recognized to begin a brand new life within the U.S. In her quest to run 26.2 miles sooner than anybody else, and add the enduring New York Metropolis Marathon to her listing of accolades, the movie portrays an inspiring journey of unwavering braveness and enduring human spirit.
The five-minute movie opens with archived footage of Hellen’s breathtaking accomplishments on the world stage, in a outstanding but comparatively short-lived profession, displaying how she established herself as a world class expertise and top-of-the-line in her sport. The story evolves together with her transition on to U.S. soil, as she says goodbye to her husband and daughter in Nairobi and begins a brand new life together with her On Athletics Membership (OAC) household in Boulder, Colorado. The movie takes viewers behind the scenes working together with her new coaching companions, in addition to together with her new mentor and coach, Dathan Ritzenhein. Informal scenes are captured off the monitor, displaying new friendships being constructed inside the OAC, between Hellen and fellow athletes Alicia Monson and Sage Hurta. The movie turns to Hellen’s preparations for the New York Metropolis Marathon and the strain of her upcoming marathon debut, as cameras accompany Hellen in New York to seize deep feelings upon her getting into into new and unchartered territory.
“We all know that Hellen is aware of learn how to win. She’s confirmed her fiercely aggressive internal spirit and skill to interrupt boundaries time and time once more,” says Feliciano Robayna, Government Producer and Head of Sports activities Advertising and marketing at On. “Hellen Obiri Runs a Marathon brings a celebrity athlete ‘Out of the Unknown,’ each by way of persona and as a amount within the Marathon distance. Regardless of her sacrifice and a brand new life with out her household, Hellen by no means stops chasing new end strains and reveals she is unafraid of change. Hellen is the epitome of braveness, a torch and guiding gentle within the face of adversity and the unfamiliar. The brand new movie will present an inspiring journey from Nairobi to New York and reply the query ‘Who’s Hellen Obiri?’ Should you don’t already know her, you quickly will.”
Hailing from Kisii, Kenya, Obiri, 31, is the most recent operating sensation added to the On Athletics Membership roster. Obiri’s many accolades embrace 5000m Silver Medalist on the 2016 Rio Olympics, back-to-back 5000m World Champion in 2017 and 2019, 5000m Silver Medalist on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and 5000m Silver Medalist on the 2021 Diamond League Ultimate. In 2022, Hellen gained gold on the Half Marathon in Istanbul, Gold on the Half Marathon at England’s Nice North Run, Gold on the XC 8.0km Northern Eire Worldwide Cross Nation Championships, and Silver in 10,000m on the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. After closing out her monitor profession on the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Obiri transitioned to highway racing with the backing of the Zurich-based efficiency model.
“We’re very excited and honored to lastly have Hellen be part of the On Athletics Membership staff in Boulder,” says OAC Head Coach, Dathan Ritzenhein. “We perceive the sacrifice she has made with leaving her household in Nairobi and coming to america to proceed her profession, which really reveals her staff spirit and dedication to the game. The NYC Marathon is the largest on this planet, proving to be an actual check of character, and we’re assured that Hellen will rise to the problem as a real champion. The flexibility of Hellen’s success in each monitor and highway signifies there’s a brilliant future forward, and we’re thrilled to be part of her new journey.”
Hellen Obiri Runs a Marathon introduced by On can now be seen at www.on-running.com/on/hellen-obiri-runs-a-marathon