Shaun White Documentary Coming to HBO

Matt Scribner | | OlympicsOlympics
Shaun White celebrates his gold medal in halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Colombia (Image: NPR)

Shaun White, the snowboarding legend who revolutionized the halfpipe competition, is set to be the subject of a new HBO documentary. Having retired from competitive snowboarding following his 5th Winter Olympic appearance in 2022, the syndicated network is set to document his remarkable career in the near future.

While many details regarding the documentary have yet to be revealed, we do know it is set to be titled “Shaun White: The Last Run.” Given the unique title, one could speculate it could showcase the snowboarding legend’s final run at the Olympic halfpipe competition. However, no other details about the project are currently known, leaving many questions about how the film will portray the native San Diegan. More details, including a potential release date, will surely be on the way in the coming weeks and months.

White competed in the 2022 Beijing Olympics as a 35-year-old before hanging his boots up for good, a remarkable achievement for the snowboarding veteran. He ended up just barely missing the podium with a 4th place finish, unfortunately missing out on snagging his 4th career Olympic gold in the event. The “Flying Tomato” previously finished atop the podium in 2006 in Torino, Italy, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, and 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while also coming in fourth in 2018 in Sochi, Russia. In addition to these tremendous accolades, White is the owner of 13 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medal in the Winter X-Games between the slopestyle and superpipe events.

Whatever direction the film decides to go in documenting the illustrious career of Shaun White, they will certainly have a lot of material to discuss. The impact he has had on snowboarding cannot be understated, as he vastly expanded the viewing audience of competitive snowboarding. White brought the sport to living room televisions all across the country and the world, and HBO will further his legacy by honoring him with a documentary film.

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