The Great American Foot Race
Facing scorching temperatures, 19-year-old Andy Payne, a small-town Cherokee boy, takes home the gold after winning a grueling 3,422-mile foot race designed to bring attention to the newly constructed Route 66 Highway. The race recounted in this Emmy-nominated film became one of the wildest promotion schemes in history, allowing Andy to win enough money to marry his girl and keep the family farm.
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Producers: Dan Bigbee (Comanche) & Lilly Shangreaux (Oglala Lakota)
Production Company: Big Productions
Public Broadcast Release: November 2002
Tags: Route 66, Cherokee, Race, Youth, Oklahoma
Product ID: GAFR-02-H