I had wondered about the conditioning of Robby Benson. The scenes where he is out running along the trails, or keeping up with the pickup truck, and yes, the Olympic scenes -- make you feel the power of Billy Mill's running and make it easy to forget you are watching an actor, not Mills. I did hear that they (Benson and Mills) became great friends.

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