Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Terry Hitchcock- My Run

I first heard about Terry Hitchock and his story a few years ago.  It is quite an amazing one and one that has been immortalizing in a movie coming out March 31st.  Rather than bore you with the details, allow me to whet your appetite with a short video.

I was given some boilerplate language to promote the movie as well, but I felt it was inadequate to really grasp what Terry had done. Saying Terry had run 75 marathons in 75 days was also, in my opinion, a misnomer given he hadn't actually run a marathon race on 75 consecutive days.  Like so many people who had done amazing running feats, in order for the public the grasp how far they have run, media outlets often use the term "marathon" to say how long they have run.  But to me, and hosts of others, a marathon is not just a distance run- it is a race. And terry's story was about much more than just a race on 75 days.

In fact, I felt that the story was so incredible that to try and add anything to it that was not 100% true would distract from the wonderful story in the first place.  So I will simply allow you to view the video for yourself and see what an incredible journey terry took.

I hope you will support the running community by viewing this movie when it comes out March 31st!  the more people who view movies and purchase books about running measn the more opportunities other people with amazing stories to tell will be able to bring those stories to not only other runners but the masses as well!


BJ said...

Thanks for sharing! I am attending in Dallas, Texas. Peace and Good Running, Brandi J.

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this. I am Terry's son Christian. I really hope everyone gets to see this film or at least hear my dads story. That is the only thing he wants out of all of this. Thanks again and God bless