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.

He knows 

the strength of his inner addict all too well. Time after time it has broken him down mentally,

physically,

& emotionally.

And now it

WOKE THE MONSTER

THE GOAL

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 CHALLENGE

  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 

REDEMPTION &

RESURRECTION

THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S BATTLE WITH THE BEAST THAT LIVES INSIDE HIM 

 

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