The Great alone
The Great Alone is a feature length documentary film that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey.
The Great Alone is a feature length documentary film shot in the arctic wilderness of Alaska that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father's side to cancer's attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along every mile of Lance's emotional journey to become one of the greatest sled dog racers of all time.
About Lance mackey – champion sled dog racer
Lance Mackey (born June 2, 1970) is an American dog musher and dog sled racer from Fairbanks, Alaska, who is a four-time winner of the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest and four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
In 2007, Lance became the first person to win both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in the same year. This feat was considered almost impossible by many and is considered one of the most impressive feats ever by a musher.
His father Dick Mackey was one of the founders of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and won the event by one second over Rick Swenson in 1978.
A Ten-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker, Greg Kohs has applied his grounded, emotional, human storytelling to all of his branded content, commercial and film work.
Greg’s feature films include award-winning Song Sung Blue, which the late Roger Ebert hailed as “Superb,” and his imminent documentary The Great Alone, which chronicles the incredible comeback journey of cancer survivor and four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Kohs now lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.