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Spirit of the Marathon (2007)

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The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dick Beardsley ...
Dick Beardsley
Ryan Bradley ...
Ryan Bradley
Leah Caille ...
Leah Caille
Deena Kastor ...
Deena Kastor
Jerry Meyers ...
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Daniel Njenga ...
Daniel Njenga
Lori O'Connor ...
Lori O'Connor
Paula Radcliffe ...
Paula Radcliffe
Bill Rodgers ...
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Frank Shorter ...
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Kathrine Switzer ...
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The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as they train for and ultimately run the Chicago Marathon. Written by Melissa Leggett

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and language, and brief incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Land of the Gods: The Legend of the Marathon  »

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Spirit of the Marathon - Great Documentary
30 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an inspiring film. I just love it. The film was beautifully shot, the pace of the film moved quickly, and the cast was great!

The film follows a 70 year old runner, Jerry, who is hysterical. And what an intense finish for both Daniel and Deena, I don't think I breathed during the last mile of their race. I love that the film showed the wide spectrum of runners from the young to the old, the injured to the elites, it was a well balanced film.

The history on the sport was fascinating. I liked the section on the Boston Marathon and Katherine Switzers story is very inspiring for woman today.

This has been one of the better films I have seen this year!


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Disappointing, uninspiring, won't motivate non-marathoners imdb-15877
Marathon + other race-inspiring movies kcroxx
Could of been so much better mullaghyj
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From a non-runner who loved it! meyger
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