Synopsis: A young, talented, and lonely long-distance runner twists her ankle as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and must do something she's never done before: take a day off.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Production: Orion Pictures & Samuel Goldwyn Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


"In long-distance running,

the only opponent

you have to beat is yourself."

Haruki Murakami.

"Gold medals

aren't really made of gold.

They're made

of sweat, determination,

and a hard-to-find alloy

called guts."

Dan gable.

"If you keep on believing,

the dreams that you wish

will come true."


"Team, t-e-a-m...


everyone achieves more."


So, my cousin, dancer cousin?


She said she does it every night

before one of her

big dance shows.

- Does what?

- She does it.

- Plum, she has sex.

- What?

- Yo, plum!

- Good luck!

Yeah, so, ever since then,

it's kind of become

one of my pre-race rituals.

Oh, my god.

Doesn't that hurt you, like,

the night before a race?

Yeah, but running hurts.

You still enjoy that, right?

Come on.

I'm just messing with you.

"I don't compare myself

to anyone else

because they do

what's right for them,

and that's okay by me."

- Hi, plum marigold!

- - Taylor swift.

Hey, wanna come get

pre-race cookies?

Are you going to finally ask

for bakery boy's number?

- No.

- Then I am not going with you.

"You give up your childhood,

and people say it's awful.

I say it was a good trade."

Mary Lou Retton.

We all know the college

running star plum marigold.

But the Olympic trials?

It's a whole new level

of competition.

What's going through

your mind right now?

Well, I've wanted to make

an Olympic team

for my entire life.

All the work is done.

I just have to stick

to my routine

and, you know,

turn in my homework.

So I'm not going

to let any distractions

get in my way between now

and making the Olympic team.

One sec.

So, I just sold

a bunch of power muffins

to a group of 80-year-old guys

wearing the same tights as you.


- What?

- Sorry.


It's okay.


I sent in my Eugene marathon

design today.

The committee loved the idea

of finishing at Hayward field.

They said that's something

you can't do

in New York or Boston.


It's just exciting, is all.


Sweetie, I know you're worried

about tomorrow's race.

But listen...

Do you know

what the kernels are?

What, dad?

Untapped potential, all right?

I have so many 10th-graders,

11th-graders on my team

that could be great

if they chose,

but there's

only 24 hours in a day.

Okay, dad.

You know what the... ah...

The burnt ones are?



- Okay.

- But this one, plummy...

You know what this one is?

This is you, plum.



A prime kernel.

Protein powder.

- Morning.

- Morning.

"The successful warrior

is the average man

with laser-like focus."

Bruce Lee.

Remember, 30% of these women

won't even show up

to the race mentally.

They let their nerves

take them out.

When that first move is made,

I want you to go with them.

Stay on the lead pack.

All we need is sixth place

to make the final.

Next up on the track,

it's the women's

5,000-meter prelims.

You are seeing the makings

of the new team Usa.

And a big hometown welcome

for plum "all that glitters is"


"A goal is a dream

with a deadline."

Napoleon hill.

The race

is starting to speed up.

We can see the lead pack

breaking away now.

Remember, folks,

only six go to the finals.

Legere heads straight

to the front

and controls the pace.

There's no surprise there.

And there's the bell lap!

Uh-oh, a little pushing

and shoving!

Plum gets hit!

That's not supposed to happen!

Can she recover?

These ladies mean business.

Who will go all the way?

Final stretch.

Legere, Siegel, Hirsch,

Schmidt, Anderson,

and marigold grabbing

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Alexi Pappas

Alexi Pappas or Alexia Pappa (Greek Αλεξία Παππά; born 28 March 1990) is a Greek-American long distance athlete, filmmaker, actor, and writer. As a long distance runner, Alexi has been most successful in the 10km, but has also been a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-American at indoor 3,000 metres, 5,000 metres, and the steeplechase as well as the Ivy League champion in the steeplechase. In the 2016 Summer Olympics Women's 10km, Pappas represented Greece and set a national Greek record. As a filmmaker, Alexi co-wrote and starred in Tracktown. more…

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