On, the Swiss high-performance sportswear company released the documentary titled OAC 1: Origins, a compelling docuseries following On’s elite running team, the On Athletics Club (OAC), and its athletes’ hard-fought journeys toward Olympic qualification.
The docuseries is directed by Andrew Hinton of Pilgrim Films. The producer is Levity Creative. OAC 1: the first of the five Origins debuted the first of five weekly episodes on Monday, capturing the birth of OAC — a dedicated group of elite middle and long-distance runners — during the height of a global pandemic through upcoming performances at the U.S. Olympic Trials this June. Unveiling the realities behind competing at a global scale, this series provides an intimate window into the team’s enduring spirit of possibility and unwavering commitment to the sport of running.
“OAC 1: Origins is a documentation of the process and preparation it takes to be world-class while representing the DNA of On’s human spirit,” says Feliciano Robayna, Head of Sports Marketing at On. “Following the journeys of the best young talent from around the world, this series showcases the team’s character and relentless dedication to progress while getting up close and personal about the physical and emotional intensity of racing. OAC 1: Origins is where performance meets personality.”
OAC 1: Origins introduces the team’s eight founding members — Joe Klecker, Alicia Monson, Leah O’Connor, Emily Oren, Alicja Konieczek, Carlos Villarreal, Oliver “Ollie” Hoare, and George “Geordie” Beamish — who collectively hold two international gold medals, 22 NCAA titles, 29 NCAA conference titles and 43 All-American honours. Coached in Boulder, CO by three-time U.S Olympian and NCAA title-holder Dathan Ritzenhein, the OAC is a small team with big dreams.
For further insight into OAC 1: Origins and to watch the new episodes every week visit www.on-running.com/OAC. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more will be released in partnership with New Generation Track and Field.