Every once in a while the discussion comes up again about favorite running movies. The usual suspects surface, like Rocky (duh! ... well, ok, it deserves it's #1 ranking), Chariots of Fire, etc. along with some dark horses like Last of the Mohicans and Vision Quest.
My darkest of dark horses entry is Run Lola Run. It's German and stars Franka Potente in the lead role. She also played Maria in The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. This is my top recommendation to anyone who's into foreign flicks. If you can survive the first 10 minutes, you'll won't be able to leave until the movie ends, so buckle up and settle down for the long haul. Not sure how inspiring this movie will be, but it's guaranteed - guaranteed! - to get the pulse rate up.