"The Secret Marathon" is a documentary that centers on the first Afghan woman who stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan. Her name is Zainub and her simple act of running started a movement for equality. Her story also inspired legendary Cochrane marathon runner, Martin Parnell, to imagine what his life might be like if his gender prevented him from going outside to run. Martin vowed to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan to support Zainab. Alberta filmmaker and first time marathoner, Kate McKenzie, joined the run, and she also made a documentary along the way. "The Secret Marathon will screen online Jan 29-31 through https://ca.demand.film/the-secret-marathon/ Russell spoke with film-maker, Kate McKenzie after hearing a clip "The Secret Marathon."