The London Marathon proves an inspirational watch every year – seeing the streets filled with supporters, and witnessing the determination of those fit (or foolish) enough to attempt the 26 mile run.
If you’ve ever been tempted to try it yourself, you’ll feel even more like signing up after watching the BBC’s Mind Over Marathon.
This two-part documentary follows ten volunteers suffering from mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and challenges them to train for the epic race.
It’s a show with admirable intentions, contributing to the growing conversation over mental health and discussing the benefits of exercise on mental wellbeing.
Exercise can help with mental health issues. I’ve set the volunteers, each battling their own mental health problems, the ultimate running challenge: completing the 2017 London Marathon.”
Along the way, we hear about the runners’ experiences as they open up about their conditions.