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In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six ... See full summary »

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In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon's distance each day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Anonymous at the start of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his Marathon of Hope. However the 21-year old BC native's goal was not fame, but to spread awareness and raise funds for cancer research. After 143 days and two-thirds of the way across Canada, with the eyes of a country watching, Fox's journey came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body. Two-time NBA MVP, proud Canadian, and first-time filmmaker Steve Nash will share Fox's incredible story of perseverance and hope. Written by ESPN Films

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More inspiring that most of the "30 for 30" athletes.
17 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

As far as sports go, Terry Fox is not in the same league as any of the other subjects of the "30 for 30" films. The guy was never a professional athlete and the best he ever achieve on any team was a spot of tiny Simon Fraser University's basketball team. During his time in college, Fox was diagnosed with cancer and lost a leg--and yet he is the subject of an ESPN documentary! This is because after losing his leg he went on to become a national hero in his native Canada. This attention all came to him when he began an initially under- publicized run across the nation. Using a very archaic prosthetic leg by today's standards, he sort of hop-walked day after day after day--all in an effort to earn money for cancer research. Fortunately for the cause, after a thousand or so miles, Terry finally started to get some media attention and eventually he became a national hero. However, there's quite a bit more to this bittersweet story--and to learn what became of his story, you'll have to see this one for yourself.

Fox's story is more compelling than most--particularly the "30 for 30" stories that occasionally glorify thuggish behavior (such as the films on the University of Miami and the LA Raiders). Well made and well worth seeing--it's probably one of the best of these films.


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