Finding Strong, a documentary about the transformative power of running in diverse communities across the world

Girls Run 2 was featured in a film, Finding Strong, sponsored by Saucony and Runner's World, directed and produced by Brian Vernor. The film premiered at the New York City Marathon in November, 2013 and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2014, among other showings.

Event Art Sale Benefits Djibouti-Based Girls Running Club

"The evening screening and reception will feature an art sale composed of cinematic stills curated from the Finding Strong documentary..."

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(Photo above shows Brian Vernor with some of the Girls Run 2 members)

Innovative Film Project Spotlights the Transformative Power of Running

"The post-screening panel included David Willey of Runner's World; Cintia Guzman, coach of the Djibouti-based Girls Run 2 team; Ben Simmons, marathoner and team member of Achilles International; and Finlands's Mårten Bostrom, 2013 World Orienteering Sprint Champion."

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Fathia Ali Bouraleh, a 28-year-old student and Olympian, empowers young women by coaching Girls Run 2 in her hometown of Djibouti City.

— Runner's World, 2016
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GR2 was also mentioned in both the December 2013 and the January 2014 issues of Runner's World and has been written about on the blog of Djibouti Jones by Rachel Pieh Jones, one of the founders of the club


GR2 was also mentioned in Bicycle Film Festival. Read the article here.

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