The First Boston Marathon Documentary Is in the Works

Boston will document the history of the world's oldest continuous marathon.

Boston Marathon

Photo by Olga Khvan

The first-ever Boston Marathon documentary is set to be released this year, and it has already won the B.A.A.’s endorsement as “the official film of the marathon.” (Sorry, Mark Wahlberg.)

The film, titled Bostonis the work of Jon Dunham, a marathoner who has made movies about races in Chicago and Rome in the past. Along with producer Megan Williams, Dunham started work on Boston years ago, before the 2013 bombing, and was initially dissuaded by the tragedy; eventually, though, the duo decided to continue with the documentary.

Unlike other upcoming projects about the Boston Marathon, Boston will not focus solely on the 2013 race. Instead, it will serve as a complete history of the world’s oldest annual marathon, incorporating footage and material provided by the B.A.A. Deena Kastor, an elite marathoner and Massachusetts native, and Tom Derderian, a marathoner and running journalist, will executive produce the project.

The filmmakers are accepting donations for Boston online now, and have already raised more than $32,000.

Want to see more? You can watch the movie’s trailer here: