New Documentary..."Racing Against the Clock"...


This is the story of five women aged 50 to 82 who test their bodies’ limits at national track and field competitions hoping for a chance to compete on a worldwide level

Boston-based Uncommon Productions is pleased to announce the release of its new documentary film Racing Against the Clock.

This upbeat film tells the story of five extraordinary women between the ages of 50 and 82 who sprint, jump and pole vault their way through track and field competitions on their quest to make it to the World Masters Athletics Championships. These mothers, grandmothers and even great-grandmothers include a three time cancer survivor, a sharecropper’s daughter, a political refugee, a former cowgirl and the oldest athlete to ever be honored as a finalist for the Sullivan Award which celebrates the top amateur athletes in America.

These women are vibrant, courageous and refuse to grow old quietly – and in the process, they shatter preconceptions about aging and about the human spirit. Highlights include: 75-year-old Leonore McDaniels’ attempt to break the world record in the pole vault; 50- year-old Jacqueline Board’s account of overcoming poverty and depression; 82-year-old Margaret Hinton’s spirited and unique presence at her retirement home; 77-year-old Pat Peterson’s recovery from cancer as the oldest stem cell transplant patient ever; and 56- year-old Philippa “Phil” Raschker’s unparalleled ambition to succeed in 10 different track and field events.

Full of drama and humor, this engaging film offers much to audiences both young and old and is proof positive that it is never too late to start moving.

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Amanda DeMartino, from Uncommon Productions, invites the Statesboro Pacers to host a possible screening of their new documentary, "Racing Against the Clock." She explains this documentary  "follows five women ages 50-82 who compete in track and field events en route to the World Championships in Puerto Rico. It is a really inspiring story of women who have overcome illness such as cancer and various other obstacles." She goes on to say...

I wanted to let you know that we are interested in offering the DVDs to members of running clubs at a 10% discount.
Further information about the film such as cast, awards, Uncommon Productions, even a platform for fellow runners to share their own stories, etc. can be found at You can also watch a trailer of the film on the website, so please check it out!  If you would like me to send you any additional info on the film such as a synopsis or press release I would be more than happy to do so.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working something out.
Amanda DeMartino    
Uncommon Productions
282 Moody St.
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel: 781-647-4470
Fax: 781-647-4484

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last updated July 20, 2005