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Documentary to be released about 2,000 mile journey Coloradan took on foot to Harvard University in 12 days

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Jan 31, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-31 09:23:39-05

Every so often we hear of incredible feats by people, some of which seem so outlandish that they’re almost impossible to believe.

Time and time again, we surrender these doubts as we bear witness to incredible stories pushing the brink of humanity’s perseverance, determination and will to succeed.

One of these stories came from our beautiful state of Colorado not so long ago.

It is the story of Kelley Dolphus Stroud, a Black man who traveled 2,000 miles on foot to the 1928 Olympics after being denied sponsorship funds to travel to the games.

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A new documentary, “Running to Harvard,” is set to be released this summer near the start of the Olympics.

The documentary takes us from Stroud’s youth as the son of a former slave, all the way to his journey to the 1928 Olympics and the legacy he has left.

It also features Stroud’s family, the impact he has had on them, how they have carried on his legacy, and the significance of Colorado in his story.

A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Colorado Springs will get an exclusive pre-screening when the full documentary is released later this year.

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