The Great American Footrace

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The Great American Footrace

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.

 
 

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Use this film in the classroom to discuss America's energy future and to further comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.

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Use this film in the classroom to discuss America's energy future and to further comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.