Speed. Most athletes want more of it, successful corporations strive for it, the people of Jamaica are obsessed with it. From an early age, most children growing up in Jamaica realize that being running fast can help them achieve their dreams, but it is only one of a few options that would see them rise above their current living conditions and change their world forever.
Jamaicans really do have a love affair with sprinting, so much so that it boasts more popularity than government elections. Olympic Games, World Championships, and World records dominate the discussions of the locals. They watch track on television, read about track, argue about track, bet on track and fantasize about being a part of track glory and fame. With this strong foundation being built around the youth of Jamaica, the chances of a Jamaican becoming the next fastest man or woman on the planet is highly likely.
Assembling a host of world class track athletes, and coaches, Born To Run showcases several Jamaican sprinters that were able to turn their dreams into reality. The documentary features Olympic Champion Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser. This film will give countless fans and aspiring athletes worldwide an intimate look at a country that is truly built for speed.