Woman Runs, Alone, 1,144 Miles Across Iran

In 2015, a lone Swedish woman set out to run across Iran. This film tells her story.

Kristina Paltén holds world records in 12- and 48-hour treadmill runs. She chose to run across Iran for three main reasons: the beautiful nature, the long distance, and her own prejudices against the country.

She had no prior connection to the country, and she wanted to develop her own understanding beyond that portrayed by Western media.

During two months Kristina therefore challenged herself and her own fears for the unknown and her own prejudices about what a muslim country means for a lone woman running 1,144 miles.

She is currently working on a full film, but the trailer above provides a fascinating glimpse into the epic run.