Half the Road.
Half the Road
A documentary by Kathryn Bertine
Narrated by Bob Roll
Filmed & edited by Kevin Tokstad
First Run Features
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Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Half the Road is a documentary about women's professional cycling, examining both the passion that drives modern female athletes to compete, and the inequality that persists in male-dominated sports to this day. Why don't professional female cyclists get "half the road" in their competitions? Why is the famous Tour de France for men only? Interviewees include four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington, and Kathrine Switzer ("K.V. Switzer"), the first woman to officially register and run the all-male Boston Marathon in 1967. Half the Road prompts the viewer to rethink their understanding of sports in general and cycling in particular, and is highly recommended.