Alone on the Trail

Alone on the Trail


Festival films

Alone on the Trail

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Director: Viliam Bendík / SVK / 2022 / 37 min /

An intimate portrait of a unique sportswoman in extreme life roles. Mother of three adopted children, World and European champion in bodyfitness and record holder on long distances throughout Slovakia.

Soňa Kopčoková is a former professional fitness athlete with the titles of World and European Champion. After the end of her elite sporting career, she devoted herself fully to her family, until she discovered that she loves long-distance running in the mountains. And so today she fulfils her dreams in the hills, running often only by herself…

On June 16, 2021, she reached Devín after 11 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes in a new Slovak women’s record on the SNP Heroes’ Route. From Dukla to Bratislava, she ran alone, without support and with only a single backpack where she carried everything she needed to survive…