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Why a Heart Transplant Recipient Became an Ultrarunner

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In Life on the Fells, a short film from James Stevens and Todd Gardner, we follow the life of Adam Briggs, a passionate fell runner with a unique story. Born with congenital heart defects, Briggs has undergone more than 60 surgeries, including a heart transplant. Driven by these events and the constant pull of the mountains, Briggs seeks to make the most of his days—even the rainy ones. As he says, “I'll never be the best. I'll never be the quickest. It doesn't matter; I'll probably be the most stubborn.” You can follow Stevens on Facebook here and on Instagram here

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