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Kickstarter of the Week: 26.2 Miles Closer to Living by New Road Film

I remember it like it was yesterday. It still seems like a bad dream, like it didn’t even happen – but we know it did. Runners are strong, confident, and nostalgic characters. We band together through fun times, difficult times, and even messy times. And we are stubborn (in all the best ways). Robert Wheeler crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon about a minute prior to the

26.2 Miles Closer to Living

From top left to bottom right: Lorenzo DeCampos (editor), Amy Gardner (Director of Photography), Lisa Copland (Director), Sarah Violette (Producer), Nicolette DeBernardi (Sound/Production Design), Kelly Dubinsky (Writer/Sound)

terrifying explosions blasting into the crowd on Boylston Street. During the next few hours, Robert spent time helping people, even saving a man’s life. Throughout all he witnessed on that horrifying day, Robert maintains his passion for running, and vows to run in the Boston Marathon again. Like everyone who was involved, his road to recovery from the events has not been easy.

26.2 Miles Closer to Living, a documentary by New Road Film, will follow Robert as he is training to come back to Boston in 2014 and run again. The film is not a documentary of the bombing events; instead, it is showcasing the human spirit of recovering from a horrible event, and retaining a pure passion for running.

You can guarantee, I’ll be one of the first in line to see this film.

Name: 26.2: Miles Closer to Living
Location: Boston, MA
Kickstarter End Date: 1/30/2014
Current Pledge: $2,090 of $2,000 (will be funded!)

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog,

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