The King Edward's film rather brilliantly deals with Hakamada's case by focusing on what the passage of 45 years "feels like", as captured by the anecdotes of teachers and pupils speaking about notable events in their lives during the years 1968-2012.
The race attracts world class ultra runners along with those who just hope to finish. I fall firmly into the latter category. It's all about a very personal challenge. We take off at 8am each morning and I am unlikely to reach the next camp in daylight.