How far can a man go to challenge and thwart the limits of human endurance? That's the question posed by this inspirational documentary about Terry Hitchcock, a 57-year-old man who responded to the breast cancer and death of his wife, and his own sudden single parenthood, with an attempt to become a real-life Forrest Gump: in 1996, Hitchcock ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days, or a total of 1,965 miles, to bring national attention to the needs of single-parent families.
In the process, Hitchcock struggled with such obstacles as fractured bones, chest pains, freezing rain and unbearable heat, but never stopped until he succeeded in reaching his goal, the finish line in at the Atlanta Olympics. In the process he also ends up strengthening his bond with his son.
MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it's a film about the daily marathons we all run in life. Billy Bob Thornton narrates.