Following on the heels of its Tiger Woods documentary, ESPN films and “30 for 30” is releasing The Infinite Race documentary about an indigenous community famous for its running ability. It premieres Tuesday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ESPN.
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The documentary will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable or you want to watch on-demand anytime later, anyone in the US can watch The Infinite Race on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET:
ESPN+ will be the only place you can watch The Infinite Race on-demand after its premiere. It also has every 30 for 30 documentary in existence, plus dozens of live sports and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month.
Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $12.99 per month, which works out to about 31 percent savings:
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch The Infinite Race on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via ESPN.com.
‘The Infinite Race’ Preview
The next installment in the “30 for 30” series of documentaries is The Infinite Race, a film directed by Bernardo Ruiz about the Tarahumara, an indigenous people in Mexico who are famous for their tremendous running ability and their preference for running barefoot.
According to the press release, the Tarahumara “inspired an ultrarunning craze around the world,” but their community has been “ravaged by drug cartels and violence” in recent years.
“Many sports documentaries focus on celebrity athletes or high-profile rivalries. What intrigued me about The Infinite Race was the challenge of telling a lesser-known story that nonetheless speaks to some of the big debates of the moment,” said director Ruiz in a statement.
In an interview with ESPN, he elaborated. “[The running] comes from a tradition dating back to before the Spanish conquest. Running has always been a form of resistance … [it’s] an uncomfortable topic, the culture shock between foreign runners who come from the United States and Europe.”
Ruiz also wanted to draw attention to the fact that Tarahumara runners are not competing in the elite competitions worldwide because they’re a shy people and because Mexico isn’t taking any interest in developing their talents.
“There is a new generation of Tarahumara runners who have their eye on bigger competitions and the highest level,” Ruiz said. “But they need infrastructure and coaching. There’s no investment being made.”
The Infinite Race is the sixth film to be released as part of the “30 for 30” series in 2020. It premieres Tuesday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ESPN.
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