HONZA HOLNA – Czech Republic
Honza was one of RWTTC’s first athletes in the Prague International Marathon. When he’s not competing, Honza goes to school, plays chess, rides horses, sees friends and attends church. He also lives with Cerebral Palsy. He has developed a lifelong bond with Scott, Petr, and the rest of the RWTTC participants which has improved his confidence and even his English skills. For Honza, race day is the best day of the year. He plans to continue competing in marathons with RWTTC.
PETR OLIVA – Czech Republic
Petr is a medical doctor living and working in Prague. As Scott's best friend in Prague, he helped him set up the RWTTC charity and now that Scott has returned home, he works as director of RWTTC. Petr works tirelessly to form relationships with new athletes, connecting them with the project and bringing advocacy to issues people with disabilities face in the Czech Republic.
KAREL HOLNA – Czech Republic
Since losing his wife to cancer, Karel, is Honza’s sole care-taker. He plays the organ at church, helps Honza with his homework and supports him in his active lifestyle. He taught Honza chess and an appreciation for all genres of music. Karel recognises the hugely positive effect RWTTC has had on Honza’s life. The impact of which has clearly strengthened the bond he shares with his son and given him an enormous sense of pride in what Honza has been able to achieve.
CARLO CAPALBO – Czech Republic
Carlo Capalbo is the founder of the Prague Marathon and President of the Organizing Committee of Run Czech. When Scott first approached him in 2009 about the possibility of including disabled athletes in specialized strollers in the Prague Marathon, he worked closely with Scott and RWTTC to include the charity in the Prague half marathon. He saw the project as beautiful, well done, well managed and above all as a perfect attempt to give an opportunity to kids who are not as fortunate as others to participate.
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR:
KRISTYNA BALABAN - Canada
Kristyna is a Czech-Canadian documentary filmmaker and interdisciplinary media artist from Toronto, Canada. A graduate from Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media Program, Kristyna now lives in Prague where she works for the Institute of Documentary Film and on her own projects.
DEAN BEDFORD – U.S.A.
Dean is an entrepreneurial businessman with more than twenty years experience in the academic publishing industry. He discovered marathon running at the age of forty and RWTTC soon after. His friendship with fellow Virginian, Scott Keel, inspired his ongoing passion for the charity and it’s work.
Director of Photography: Paul Dean, Kristyna Balaban
Production Manager: Lindsay Taylor (United States)
Assistant Director/Sound Operator: Thomas Krakora (Czech Republic),
Sound Operator: Jan Hala (Czech Republic)
Additional Camera Operators – Aley Elagin (Russia) Mirka Kettunen (Finland), Anton Kostyuk (Russia), Ondrej Rybarik (Czech Republic), Juan David Salazar (Columbia)