Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Ultimate Race + Q&A

Director Francis Welch discusses his TV documentary The Ultimate Race, which explores how the 1500m race became the platform for the most famous chapter in British athletics history, when three British athletes battled it out for Olympic Gold at the 1980 and 1984 Games. Welch describes how he set out to take a fresh look at a story which is familiar to many, fondly recalls working with a very eloquent group of contributors, and talks about integrating archive footage into the film.


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