10 of Film’s Greatest Training Montages

Chariots of Fire

While the opening scene of this movie is probably more famous, this montage is a more accurate depiction of what it was like to train for the Olympics in 1924. Here, competitors Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) and Eric Lidell (Ian Charleson) train in England and Scotland, respectively, to compete against one another in the 100-meter race. Sure, slo-mo running on the beach is majestic, but nothing really revs your calf muscles like leaping through the hillside in full suspenders.