Alan Gossard ("Buck" to his family and friends) lives in the flatlands of Indiana. He loves being outdoors. He hikes. He bikes. And he runs.
In 2013, he successfully ran the Pikes Peak Ascent.
Then, in 2014, he successfully ran the Pikes Peak Marathon.
A couple of years ago, Buck surprised his family by announcing his intention to run one of the most grueling races in North America, the Pikes Peak Ascent.
In 2015, to the family's astonishment, Buck announced his intention to run "the Double": the Ascent and the Marathon in consecutive days. At the age of 64...
This film traces Buck's journey through his training for, and the running of, this epic third attempt. It explores the reactions of family and friends, his basic motivations, and the evolution of his outlook as race time approaches. It focuses on basic questions: Why does he do this? What will it take to succeed? Will he succeed? What will he do if he does not?