Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Runner Extreme UltraRunner David Horton|
Actors: David Horton, JB Benna, Krissy Sybrowsky, Brian Robinson, Scott McCoubrey
Director: JB Benna
Genres: Television, Sports, Documentary
THE RUNNER follows Extreme UltraRunner David Horton through the desert sun, the high snowbound mountain passes, the pain, the emotion, and his revelation. Join him as he runs more than 40 miles per day for 66 consecutive d... more »
A 77 minute workout you can complete again and again.
John H Wallace III | Seattle, WA USA | 06/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll never tire from watching this documentary. Being out on the PCT for a week with David, JB, Krissy, Scott, and others I spent time with more than just elite runners, I found lasting friendships that feel more like a family bond. The film brings you on a physical roller-coaster ride much like the elevation changes of the mountain passes David conquered on his record setting run. You'll see his serious side, his comical side, and his emotional side through crew commentary, family interviews, and first person accounts. The music accompanying his adventure is energizing and moving, capturing each scene magnificently. This film is the perfect gift for you, your running friends, and anyone you feel needs some inspiration to go out and accomplish their goals - no matter what they are. The 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada gave David a challenge and through this documentary he challenges us. Meet new people, explore the outdoors, test your limits."
Less is more, more than enough is too much...
Ralph A. Shelton | Boise, ID | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Often I think that we hinge our success on material yardsticks instead of something that everybody can attain, which is, to do more than we think we can physically and mentally. David Horton is an example of this simplicity. I have watched the film four times and the strenghth of his resolve comes through each time. I have ran ultramarathons and always have a sinking feeling in my stomach at each race's start due to my mind accepting the pain that we (mind/body) will endure. This film made me feel that way when David starts off from Campo.
This film will appeal to anyone that challenges the limits of the physical body or the limits that may be placed by the 'norm' of society. When you watch the film, you will see a man that is humbled by the trail and by nature. All to often we travel to the woods as an outsider, David is assimilated into nature and accepts the hardships brought on by her. After viewing this film I was ready to run the LeGrizz 50 Mile Ultramarathon with a new found inspiration in human capacity."
Get up and Go
RSA | Sunny, CA | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an absolutely inspiring documentary. If you're looking for a little extra motivation and meaning out of your life this documentary brings it home. Highly reccommended for those who look at running like an existential oddyssey...this will bring you pleasure;)"
A great movie and even greater guy.
Digging Deep | San Diego, CA USA | 07/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A well-made documentary of the record supported thru-run of the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail by David Horton. Beyond documenting a record, the movie touches a personal side of David that can serve as an inspiration to all. If watching David wasn't enough, seeing Flyin' Brian Robinson; the first to complete the then-believed impossible feat of thru-hiking the Triple Crown (Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail) in a calendar year; in action assisting David's record through the Sierra Nevada, is an added bonus. Go David! Go Brian! 4 stars only because I had wished there was more trail footage."