Canadian triathletes may recognize a familiar location in the new promotional trailer for 13 Miles, a feature-length film about triathlon. The movie, which is currently in production and without an official release date, is a sports drama telling the story of two first-time triathletes who find the sport after suffering hardship in their personal lives. It follows their journey as they train for their first race and overcome fears along the way.
The movie now has two trailers out and the most recent has some familiar shots in it. The lead character Cora can be seen getting ready for the start of her race surrounded by a sea of triathletes in yellow Challenge Penticton/ITU swim caps, which were used this summer when Challenge Penticton hosted Canadian nationals as a qualifier for next year’s ITU Multisport world championships.
If you really know the area, you’ll also recognize the hills against the backdrop of the swim course, as seen in the picture from this year’s race, below.
The movie, which producers say is the first full-length movie about triathlon, is the brain child of two triathletes who wanted to create a film to showcase their love for the sport.
“We have received quite a bit of excitement in the triathlon community regarding this film as there has never been a full length triathlon movie created. But you don’t have to be a triathlete to enjoy this film, as this is also a story of self discovery and acceptance – something everyone can relate to,” explains Helena Thom, one of the writers/producers, in a recent interview.
Read more about the film on their website.