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ESPN’s “Into the Wind” Honors Canadian Hero Terry Fox

September 28, 2010 05:00 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
The story of Terry Fox, a young Canadian amputee who attempted to run across Canada for cancer research in 1980, will be told in “Into the Wind,” the latest installment of ESPN’s highly praised “30 for 30” documentary series.
Directed by Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash (like Fox, a native of British Columbia) and Ezra Holland, “Into the Wind” recounts Fox’s Marathon of Hope, which captured the imagination of the Canadian public in the summer of 1980 and continues to inspire 30 years later.

“I remember being a six-year-old boy and waking up every morning and rushing to the TV to see where Terry was that day,” Nash told ESPN. “To see him running or hobbling across our country for the spirit of community and looking out for others was something that has stuck with me ever since. To see his face hiding the pain and to hear his words disguising the sacrifice was as motivating and as educational an experience as I’ve ever had.”
The film also delves into the less glamorous aspects of the marathon, telling of Fox’s frustrations and apprehension along the way. It “another reminder of why Terry Fox was the greatest Canadian this nation has yet produced,” writes Bruce Arthur of the National Post. “The fact that Terry was human—a kid, stubborn and scared and sometimes even grumpy—only enhances his legacy. To attempt so enormous a task despite all that makes the attempt that much bigger, that much more real. Nothing about Terry Fox was inevitable, except that he would die. That’s what this film tells us, whether we had forgotten it or not.”

Read the full story of Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope.

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