SOURCE: Sports Psychologist Dr. Jay Granat

February 24, 2009 19:12 ET

Sports Psychologist Discusses Ultra Runner's 25,000 Mile World Run in New Web Video Released for Upcoming Running Movie

New Video Offers Insight Into Mental Toughness of Ultra Runner Whose True Story Is Told in Inspirational Running Movie, "Beyond the Epic Run"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - In a new web video produced for the upcoming release of inspirational running movie, "Beyond the Epic Run," respected sports psychologist, Dr. Jay Granat, offers perspective on ultra runner Serge Roetheli's 25,000 mile world run. The video is now available on YouTube. View it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9adl5twJlU&feature=channel_page

In the video, Dr. Granat, whose expertise has been featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "ESPN Magazine," describes Serge as a unique athlete and person. "People who can run the world are very unique. They are not common, or ordinary. They have a psychological and mental toughness that some people could never even develop," Dr. Granat said.

According to Serge, if everything was impossible, then why try anything new? "If one day a guy tried to run around the world, and everyone told him it was impossible, because he will hurt his knees, ankle, back, wife, and spirit, then it will stay impossible. But, one morning I woke up and ran around the world. We succeed and now everyone knows that it's possible," Serge said.

Dr. Granat states, "Some sports attract solitary kinds of athletes -- men and women who like to do things on their own, in their own special way. Serge probably wouldn't have been a good team player; he has his own way of doing things."

"Beyond the Epic Run" is a feature length documentary reality film about a Swiss couple who live their dream to run around the world. Together, Serge and Nicole Roetheli leave on an epic adventure that leads them out of Europe, through Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the United States, testing their boundaries, strengthening their minds and challenging their bodies. Running the equivalent of a marathon every other day, Serge, the endurance sports runner, runs more than 25,400 miles in five years, while wife Nicole rides her Yamaha motorcycle. Using their personal camera they capture the footage used in this film. Excerpts from Nicole's personal diary reveal their experiences, adventures and accomplishments throughout their journey together. For more information, visit the blog at www.beyondtheepicrunblog.com/movie/, and check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1C0a0jYTYQ. "Beyond the Epic Run" is a film by Make Believe Media USA. Text "run" to 38714 for alerts about the film!

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