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Posted: 10:50 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014

Faith Pinnow's 'Running in Austin' captures local scene 

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Faith Pinnow perfectly captures the spirit of the Austin running community in a video she made for a school project. (Click above to watch it.)

Faith, by the way, is all of 12 years old. I think she's brilliant.

The film, "Running in Austin," features interviews with Austin runners including Dick Beardsley, Erik Stanley, Kelly Williamson, along with members of the Austin Runners Club, Back on My Feet and Girls on the Run.

Faith loves to run - she's been to the Junior Olympics four times in track and cross country. Her passion shows clearly in her video, which includes snippets of runners, fast and slow, and interviews with lots of familiar folks.

"I love the Austin and feel like we have something special in the running community," she says.

The 6-minute version of the film I've posted here was a finalist in last month's Austin Youth Film Festival and was shown at the Alamo Ritz theater. A longer version includes even more interviews.

Now Faith plans to create an even longer documentary about our running scene. I can't wait to see it!

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