The Runner: Extreme UltraRunner David Horton
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Director and former PCT thru-hiker JB Benna follows Hortons journey and discovers who he really is. Learn about UltraRunning, the PCT, and the history of this amazing person through interviews with todays best endurance athletes, his family, and David himself.
A great adventure, a movie that makes you laugh, and a movie that makes you cry.
What drives David to such extreme challenges?
What does it take to become THE RUNNER?
"Many filmmakers throw their hearts into their work, but Director JB Benna sacrafices his body as well. An inspirational film." -- Reno Gazette Journal, May 1, 2006
"Trail extremists and casual runners alike will find endless inspiration in The Runner." -- Trail Runner Magazine, July, 2006
Top Customer Reviews
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.
The film highlights David Horton's journey to utlrarunning greatness. Interviews with David Horton, his family, his support crew and other ultrarunners bring clarity and perspective of the man highlighted in the film. This film will inspire you, challenge you and help you determine what epic adventure you want to tackle. The scenery is gorgeous especially in the high sierra's. David Horton sums up the journey by saying we all need someone to help us - we cannot go at life or our journey alone. If you love running or documentaries that challenge our human spirit, you will love this film.
packer and hiked the JMT in 2006 and have dreamed of thru-hiking
the PCT for many many years. For my birthday last year my wife got
me "The Runner" and I have enjoyed watching it many times. It is
a fantastic film documentary and the scenes, the music and dialog
(and monologue) with David Horton really make this a great film in
the genre. However, I must say that the most ardent fan in our family is my 4-year old daughter who likes watching this film even more
than me! She knows most of lines from memory (for example: "I am
not a backpacker - I am a runner", or regarding snow in the
Sierra's "Do I want that, Do I wish that? No!!") She was captivated by David Horton's character on screen and I think that is what has drawn us both to this film. It has also turned her into a little runner. Overall a great film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I watch this all the time. Big fan of David Horton and this one makes me want to hit the trails.Published 15 months ago by Shane W. Early
If you love running and Jesus, or either, or both, you will enjoy.Published 19 months ago by Runner
Great movie about a great runner! It makes anyone who watches it want to go for a run. I'd say any ultra runner should watch this movie at least once.Published 22 months ago by Aaron Martin
If you are a runner, you will love any of JB Bennas work. Please treat yourself to any of his DVD's!Published on January 19, 2014 by John
It shows the human challenge of ultra-marathon... not much entertaining but encouraging for someone who is looking for this amazing experiencePublished on June 17, 2013 by Diego
The description of this video from websites and the DVD jacket is misleading. Very little scenery from the PCT is shown, with most footage stemming from just a few parts of the... Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by anonymous reader from Littleton, CO
The Runner follows the 55-year-old David Horton as he attempts to break the record for running the Pacific Crest Trail. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Paul Mastin
This DVD lacked any redeeming qualities whatsoever, and I know my running movies. The music was horrendous - how many minutes of epic drum solos do you really need, people? Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by Sarah Nelson