What’s It Like to Run the Berlin Marathon? This Documentary Will Show You

‘2021 Zwift Academy Run: Road to Berlin’ is a brief but deep look into the power of community, commitment, and healthy competition.

Good views and reliable accountability buddies — the showrunners at Zwift believe that’s the secret to dedicated training and better performance.

In this 20-minute documentary, a diverse, international group of runners arrive in Germany to run the Berlin Marathon. Each runner featured in the film trained for the in-real-life race through Zwift’s virtual running program. The result? Maybe indoor training can improve outdoor PRs.

Six runners. Twenty weeks to train. One epic experience.

For more information on Zwift’s Academy Run program, head to Zwift.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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