Reading Time: 2 minutes Fiona Oakes takes on the world's toughest footrace (Photo: Running for Good)
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Highly-anticipated vegan documentary Running For Good will launch next week on Vimeo – and there is the opportunity to watch the film for free for the first four days after its release.*

The movie, directed by Keegan Kuhn and narrated by ultra-athlete Rich Roll, tells the story of the incredible athlete and advocate Fiona Oakes, an ultramarathoner who also runs a vegan animal sanctuary.

Oakes is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents. She holds three marathon world records and five course records – all achieved after losing a knee cap to a debilitating medical condition in her teens.

Vegan runner

“At the age of 14, my doctors told me and my mum that I may never walk properly again,” Oakes said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

Despite this, the athlete became an ultramarathoner. Running for Good shows Oakes as she attempts to set a new global record in endurance racing, and competes in the ‘toughest footrace on earth’ the Marathon Des Sables, 250km race through the Sahara Desert.

“Fiona is a truly remarkable athlete and human being. She has defied all odds to become a world record-breaking runner despite a horrific injury. Her sense of purpose is so strong that nothing can stop her. Yet at the same time she is one of the most humble and selfless people I have met,” said Elisabet Barnes, two-time winner of the MDS.

Plant Based News Founder Klaus Mitchell interviews Running fro Good Director Keegan Kuhn.Subscribe to PBN’s YouTube Channel here

‘Humbled and honored’

Despite this acclaim, Oakes remains humble, telling Plant Based News: “I was so honored to be asked to do this film by Keegan [Kuhn], someone I have such great respect for.

“His remarkable filmmaking skills having had such a great impact in bringing the horrors, and consequences, of animal agriculture to the mainstream, general public.

“I think Keegan has done an amazing job and have no words which can fully articulate my gratitude to all those involved in making this happen. All I can say is thank-you to all involved and for those kind enough to watch and support the film and take on board the message I am trying to convey through my words and actions.”

*For the first four days (October 11-14) the film will streamed FREE to the public. VisitRunningForGoodFilm.comand type in the code FREE.

Running For Good is now available for public screening events and debuts to the public October 11, 2018 on Vimeo.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.