This story is part of an Olympic.ca series on running called Canada Runs

Looking for some inspiration before starting your running season? Hollywood’s got you covered. Here are five running movies that are sure to make you want to reach for those sneakers.

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Chariots of Fire -1981

McFarland, USA – 2015

Without Limits – 1998

Four Minutes – 2005

Prefontaine – 1997

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Run Forest, Run!


Tom Cruise

When it comes to running on the big screen, no one does it better and more often than Tom Cruise. The 52 year-old actor has been at it for decades now, with no sign of slowing down.

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