is a profound documentary that captures true insight on the inner struggle and mental anguish behind PTSD & addiction. The story is told following the treacherous adventure of Shawn's journey running the Pinhoti 100 mile trail race through the Talledega National Forrest in Alabama, paralleled with his family's battle of living with his demons. Their lives unfold in front of us as we experience Shawn's past events that gave him the courage to run 100 miles and the will to push forward.
18 months ago, he was homeless, strung out
on heroin, and facing a 15 year prison sentence.
Today Shawn Livingston is a top 5 trail runner
in Texas and preparing for the race of his life.
the strength of his inner addict all too well. Time after time it has broken him down mentally,
And now it
WOKE THE MONSTER
Finish in under 30 hours
A hundred mile trail race through the rugged, rocky terrain of the Talladega National Forest, The Pinhoti 100 is not for the faint of heart.
With 14,000 ft of climb and descent, and a total elevation change of 28,000 ft., the trail navigates through rocks and creeks while transversing over the highest point in Alabama.
The Pinhoti 100
Running 100 miles is a suffering most of us cannot comprehend.
But to Shawn it is a necessary journey he must endure
to prove to himself, his family, and other addicts
that where there's will there is always hope,
that the monster inside us can be harnessed and redirected,
and that we ALL have the strength of mind to control our fates.
FOR ALL THE NON-ATHLETE ATHLETES
FOR ALL THE ADDICTS STRUGGLING TO GRASP NORMALITY
FOR ALL THE MOTHERS, FATHERS, BROTHERS, & SISTERS THAT FACE ADDICTION IN THEIR FAMILIES EVERYDAY
THIS IS NOTHING LESS THAN A TRUE SPORTS STORY
THE ULTIMATE TALE OF RECOVERY
THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S BATTLE WITH THE BEAST THAT LIVES INSIDE HIM