“If you’re not moving, you’re dead” – according to leading distance athlete Adam Campbell, until a near fatal fall has him questioning his mantra.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 3, 2018 -- Arc’teryx is proud to announce the global on-line launch of the award winning film ’In Constant Motion’.
The movie, which was honoured with the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival’s (VIMFF) award for “Best Mountain Sport Film," follows Adam Campbell, Arc’teryx athlete and world-renowned ultramarathon runner, on his road to recovery after a near fatal fall.
"If you’re not moving, you’re dead," says Campbell. The mantra ’motion above all else’, both thrust him to podium finishes at competitive mountain events, and also pushed forward his challenging recovery.
Campbell’s forward motion came to a grinding halt on August 30, 2016, when he experienced a near fatal accident while attempting a traverse through Roger’s Pass in B.C., with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones.
Grabbing a loose rock hold, Campbell tumbled nearly 200 feet, sustaining four broken vertebrae, a crushed iliac crest and deep lacerations to the bone. With a body now supported by titanium rods and screws, he questions his future as a professional athlete.
Ten months later, while searching for the athlete he once was, Campbell finds himself at the start line of the Hardrock 100, an ultra he podiumed at in the past. It’s within these hundred miles Campbell discovers that physical rehabilitation is only part of his recovery, and what he’s looking for can’t be won on the podium.
"My accident was horrifying and scary to me and my family, but it also came with surprising silver linings. It brought me closer to my family and forced me to be vulnerable in ways I had never let myself be before. I hope that in sharing a bit of my journey that I can share some of the positive lessons that I have learned as a result of my accident and through my recovery."
Circle your calendars on April 3 for the film’s global online launch at arcteryx.com. Adam will also tour with the film at the following Arc’teryx brand store locations:
Vancouver – April 21st
Portland – May 5th
Toronto- May 26th
Denver – May 31st
New York – May 25th
To read Adam Campbell’s blog post, visit the on our Bird Blog.
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