A.L.S. is also the focus of “Running for Jim,” a documentary directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds and Dan Noyes that opens in the United States on Tuesday at the SoHo International Film Festival.
The film pivots on Jim Tracy, a gifted runner and the beloved cross-country coach at a small private high school in San Francisco who learned that he had the disease at age 59. His story received widespread attention in late 2010, when, shortly after his diagnosis, his best runner collapsed within a few yards of the finish line, then crawled her way across, helping her team win a state championship.
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