“Go On, Be Brave”: Marathoner Andrea Lytle Peet’s Inspiring Documentary Takes Center Stage For A Limited One-Night Showcase

The documentary follows her journey to become the first person with ALS to complete 50 marathons in 50 states

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Marathoner Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 33 and defied the devastating prognosis by completing 50 marathons in 50 states. 

Her extraordinary journey is now captured in the documentary “Go On, Be Brave,” shedding light on her resilience, courage, and the profound impact she has had on the ALS community, which will be screening in 51 cities across the United States for one night only on January 17.

Andrea’s journey began with a diagnosis that typically carries a life expectancy of two to five years. 

Determined to live beyond the confines of the disease, Andrea, with her husband David by her side, embarked on a mission to complete marathons in all 50 states, becoming the first person with ALS to achieve this remarkable feat. 

Her audacious goal was not merely about running; it was a testament to the courage to live fully despite the looming threat of ALS.

“Go On, Be Brave” Documentary

The heart of Andrea’s incredible story is captured in the documentary “Go On, Be Brave.” 

Directed by Miriam McSpadden and co-directed by Brian Beckman, the film provides an intimate portrayal of Andrea’s life, her challenges, and the inspiring moments that define her marathon journey

The documentary is a powerful narrative that goes beyond sports and disease, emphasizing the importance of hope, community, and the human spirit.

“Go On, Be Brave”: Marathoner Andrea Lytle Peet’s Inspiring Documentary Takes Center Stage For A Limited One-Night Showcase 1
Photo Credits: Go On, Be Brave

Team Drea Foundation

Andrea’s determination to live with purpose has resonated far beyond marathons.

Through her Team Drea Foundation, which has raised over $1 million, Andrea and David are on a 30-city tour to promote the documentary and raise awareness about ALS. 

Her story serves as a beacon of hope for those facing similar challenges, encouraging them to embrace life’s marathons, no matter how daunting.

Andrea says that “Go On, Be Brave” is not just a sports documentary; it’s a meditation on life. Her journey becomes a source of inspiration, encouraging people to confront their own challenges and marathons, whatever they may be. 

The documentary emphasizes that, just like in a marathon, the first step is the hardest, but being brave enough to start is what truly matters.

Andrea Lytle Peet’s incredible journey, documented in “Go On, Be Brave,” is a testament to her resilience in the face of adversity. Her story transcends the realm of sports and disease, becoming a symbol of hope and courage for all. 

As the documentary continues to inspire audiences, Andrea’s legacy lives on, reminding us to embrace life’s challenges with bravery and determination.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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