Rulon Gardner Won't Die

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Rulon Gardner Won't Die

Rulon Gardner Won't Die

Release Date: April 02, 2021

Year    :   2021
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Mandalay Sports Media
Director    :   Adam Irving
Producers    :   Adam Irving, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
Writers    :   Adam Irving
RunTime    :   89 mins.

The astonishing true story of Rulon Gardner, a dairy farmer from Wyoming who shocked the world at the Sydney Olympics, overcoming 2000 to 1 odds by defeating a Russian wrestler who hadn't lost a single match in 13 years. Months after winning his gold medal, Rulon's toe was amputated from severe frostbite after a near-death wilderness stranding in sub-zero temperatures. Then with 9 toes - and after surviving a near-fatal motorcycle accident, Rulon won another medal at the next Olympics, only to survive a plane crash by swimming two miles in a freezing lake. Finally, after ballooning to 500 lbs., Rulon won America's heart competing on a season of The Biggest Loser only to lose his life savings and retreat into obscurity after getting swindled in a real estate deal that cost him his Olympic medals.


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