Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Confessions of a Runner

USA, Lebanon
29 mins


American ultra runner Patrick Vaughan attempts the fastest known time for the rugged 470-kilometer (290-mile) Lebanon Mountain Trail. But Vaughan, like the country itself, is torn and scarred. The film toggles back and forth between his struggles with heat, exhaustion and route finding over more than six days on the steep and rocky terrain, and the raw, confessional-style telling of his addiction to painkillers and the downward spiral that followed. No longer numb to his pain, Vaughan uses it to forge a deeper connection to the country and push himself toward his goal.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Bachar Khattar
Bachar Khattar
Patrick Vaughan
Jerome Gary
Denise Jabbour
Tim Rockwood
Jad Dani Ali Hasan
Nicolas Cardahi
Shawn Thompson
Bachar Khattar

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.

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