Over the past few months we’ve been doing our best to spread the clean air message. For all of you who have ditched your gas-guzzling cars for a chance to ride your bike, walk, skate, or carpool – we applaud you.
But we want to take things way back, to a time before the wheel. Before Fred Flinstone’s eco-friendly bedrock cruiser. What’s the healthiest, most eco-friendly way to get around? Foot power. We humans have been running for thousands of years.
Check out some of our favorite bi-pedal movie scenes.
Run, Forrest, Run – The iconic phrase that haunts all middle school track athletes. In this classic, Forrest Gump runs back and forth across the country in 3 years.
Rocky – He’s got the eye of the tiger, and he’s training hard for his big fight. In this scene, Rocky isn’t just running to get from Point A to Point B. He’s running to get to victory.
Chariots of Fire – These boys are going for a good old fashioned beach run in the opening credits of this movie. Nothing like a workout in slow motion.
Casino Royale –James Bond chases down a bomb-maker, parkour style, through a village in Madagascar. Epic
Indiana Jones – Sometimes we have to clean-commute ourselves right out of the path of those gargantuan boulders.
The Matrix – Trinity makes leaps and bounds, over buildings and through windows, in her escape from the evil agents.
Men in Black – NYPD all-star (played by Will Smith) chases down a super-speedy alien criminal.
Run Lola Run – It’s pretty much a whole movie about running…
Terminator 2 – Why are the bad guys always so fast? And persistent!
The Bourne Supremacy – Jason Bourne hits the beach for a morning workout, meanwhile his girlfriend finds out his secrets:
What are your favorites? Share them in the comments (and earn aircreds).