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Lessons Learned from Running Across America

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On the heels of the 2016 presidential election, American ultrarunner Rickey Gates set off on foot across the U.S. to see more of the country during a period of intense political turmoil and deep divides. From Dean Leslie and Wandering Fever, TransAmericana follows Gates on a five-month and nearly 3,700-mile trip from South Carolina to San Francisco. What begins as a journey in search of a connection with his country ultimately becomes a story of identity, as Gates finds clarity and meaning in his own life. Read the book or watch the full film here.

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