The Marathoner Who Runs for His Imprisoned Father | Run For His Life | GQ Sports

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At first glance, Repeter ‘Pete’ Monsanto lives a glamorous life - a celebrity photographer who works with boldface names like Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and others. But look deeper and you will see a man with father-sized hole in his life. When he was just six years old, Pete’s father, Peter Monsanto, was arrested and convicted of racketeering and sentenced to life without parole. Pete remembers vividly when he was just six years old and law enforcement burst into his home in the middle of the night and took his father away. Life had been good for him before that - his family lived in the luxury that comes with being the son of a drug kingpin - courtside seats at Madison Square Garden, great clothes, etc. Although Pete Sr. was running a criminal enterprise, he was also a constant and reliable presence in his son’s life. When you’re that young, you don’t know what your Dad does for a living, you just love him. When his dad was sent away, Pete’s life changed dramatically. His mom worked hard to hold the family together, in spite of a difficult journey that included bouts of entanglement in the shelter system. It’s a common tale for the children of the incarcerated, for whom Pete is now an advocate. He is a board advisor for We Got Us Now - a movement built by, led by & about CoIP (Children of Incarcerated Parents).

For over 30 years, Pete and his father have worked to maintain a long distance relationship, mostly by weekly phone conversations. Since Pete Sr.'s incarceration he has maintained a disciplined routine, keeping mind and body strong while running in the prison yard. Trying to be a positive force in his son’s life in spite of his criminal past and its consequences. Inspired by his father’s strength and resilience, Pete ran the 2018 NYC marathon.
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  • Freedom's Eve
    Freedom's Eve15 dager siden

    Beautiful tribute

  • Gemma Mrozinsky
    Gemma Mrozinsky22 dager siden

    Your father must be incredibly proud of you! What a testament to giving your life story meaning and purpose. Running heals deep wounds and lights the path when we are submerged in loneliness longing and fear. Congrats on your marathon finish!

  • Shane Thomas
    Shane Thomas25 dager siden

    Storytelling at its finest 🙏🏾

  • Luke Green
    Luke GreenMåned siden

    What a inspiring and heart braking story, how could anyone dislike?

  • Luke Green

    Luke Green

    Dag siden

    @Noah theres one no wi think

  • Noah

    Noah

    Dag siden

    There are no dislike now. Wow that’s great

  • Snowy

    Snowy

    28 dager siden

    Thankfully there is no dislikes rn

  • Ollie Shapland
    Ollie ShaplandMåned siden

    32 years for "drug charges" is discusting, punishment is way overdone,. Inspiring video 🙏

  • Imani Evora
    Imani EvoraMåned siden

    So incredibly inspiring !

  • avraham shalom Ohayon
    avraham shalom OhayonMåned siden

    May you be blessed!

  • Louise M
    Louise MMåned siden

    😢❤️❤️

  • janellapy
    janellapyMåned siden

    So proud of you Pete 👏🏾💕

  • Tiffany F.
    Tiffany F.Måned siden

    🙏🏽🙏🏽 Dope. I’m sure your father is proud.

  • Miriam Vivo
    Miriam VivoMåned siden

    Familia numero uno. Paz y salud

  • GOTSS2GO
    GOTSS2GOMåned siden

    Great video brother I didn’t even know that about you and why you were running 💪🏻💪🏻

  • Miamiheat9517
    Miamiheat9517Måned siden

    Imprisoned father=criminal

  • Piotr Sawicki
    Piotr SawickiMåned siden

    wow.

  • Gio’s Sports
    Gio’s SportsMåned siden

    This videos are inspiring to me

  • Rap Artist News
    Rap Artist NewsMåned siden

    Inspiration to all the people who has lost their father‼️‼️”Finish The Race”

  • Football Fuse
    Football FuseMåned siden

    Whoever is reading this: Your skin isn’t paper don’t cut it Your body isn’t book don’t judge it Your heart isn’t a door don’t lock it Your life isn’t a movie don’t end it You’re beautiful Be you.... be safe (By the way am also a small NOlocalr looking for your support) I didn’t create this quote Just wanna spread positivity ❤️

  • iof g
    iof gMåned siden

    2

  • Paradox
    ParadoxMåned siden

    This is amazing

  • MORGAN BARBUTO
    MORGAN BARBUTOMåned siden

    Yo what up GQ

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