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The Ataxian (2015)

Faced with a debilitating, terminal disease, and barely able to walk, one man inspires thousands when he races his bicycle across America in the world's toughest sporting event.


Zack Bennett (story), Kevin Schlanser (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Bryant Kyle Bryant ... Self
Sean Baumstark Sean Baumstark ... Self
Sean Baumstark Sean Baumstark ... Self
Diane Bryant Diane Bryant ... Self
Colin Bryant Colin Bryant ... Self
Mike Bryant Mike Bryant ... Self
Jennifer Farmer Jennifer Farmer ... Self
Bob O'Neil Bob O'Neil ... Self
John Lockwood John Lockwood ... Self
Dylan Helms Dylan Helms ... Self
Jennifer Helms Jennifer Helms ... Self
Jason Helms Jason Helms ... Self
Sienna Helms Sienna Helms ... Self
Mike Mellott Mike Mellott ... Self
Lee Mitchell Lee Mitchell ... Self


Unable to walk due to the neuromuscular disorder, Friedreich's ataxia (FA), Kyle Bryant and a team of friends attempt the most grueling bicycle race in the world, The Race Across America (RAAM). The feature-length documentary, "The Ataxian," spotlights a man whose will and determination carry him and his teammates across a continent under almost impossible conditions-an act that sparks others to take action in their own lives. Stunning cinematography exposes raw, unfiltered emotions juxtaposed against the most inspiring landscapes across America. With purity and grace, the film examines the life of a man aggressively living every moment in a race against his own mortality. Written by The Ataxian

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Written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason (as Orri Páll Dýrason), Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson
Performed by Sigur Rós
Courtesy of XL Recordings
By Arrangement with Beggars Group
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Amazing video, inspirational...tear jerker!
15 October 2016 | by abanisSee all my reviews

About 7 years ago I relocated the CrossFit location we are at today, CrossFit King of Prussia (200 DeKalb Street in Bridgeport Pa)...about three years later this young man named Kyle Bryant contacted me about joining...in 2012 CrossFit.com made this video https://youtu.be/rHlC1W9r704 and tonight, I had the honor of watching The Ataxian. How would you react to a life debilitating and fatal illness? "The Ataxian" shows the world that it is possible for one man to take action and change a community and world. I'm not only humbled to know this man, but honored to touch his hand, tell him he is handsome and have helped him do a few squats along the way. The courage and mindset Kyle has is one which I have learned from and continue to grow. Thank you sir for teaching me yet another lesson in life. I will do what I can to raise money and #cureFA

and the movie...these guys did an AMAZING job...I wish I had a venue to share this with everyone. There is so much heart in this film, love, caring and dedication. Bring your tissues. You will leave wanting more.

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23 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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