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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 days in an attempt to set the speed record on the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.
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?
"Even non-runners will appreciate the emotional highs and lows and the physical challenges of the sport through this film." -- LA Sports and Fitness, March 2006
"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
I watch this all the time. Big fan of David Horton and this one makes me want to hit the trails.Published 10 months ago by Shane W. Early
If you love running and Jesus, or either, or both, you will enjoy.Published 15 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 18 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 20 months ago 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