Teacher, blogger and mom Mirna Valerio is an endurance runner whose weekends are packed with marathons, 50Ks and other races. But she doesn’t fit into the typical mold of ultra-runner; Mirna is black, and she’s not stick thin. Which means that along with being a runner, she is a great stereotype exploder. It can be a harsh world of cruel internet trolls and insensitive competitors, but where others might relent, Mirna keeps her head up. She chooses to focus instead on the freedom, joy and feeling of accomplishment. As she puts it, “my body got this.”
Sarah Menzies is a documentary director and producer with more than 10 years of experience in filmmaking. She founded Let Media in 2012 and directed documentary films, freelance production work, branded films, impact driven campaigns, commercials and product videos. She ventures into wild spaces to amplify amazing stories of strength, courage, and passion that highlight common humanity and the good that exists in the world. Sarah made her feature length documentary directorial debut with her film Afghan Cycles in 2018.
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