Written September 23, 2014
Absolutely inspiring film. Makes you want to go run a marathon, or, if you're not a runner, makes you want to start. The personal stories were grip-ing and fascinating. And, the photography was beautiful! You MUST go see this firm!
Written December 27, 2014
Absolutely loved this movie!! I am a "new" runner, didn't really start running until my 40s. I can admit to hating running when I was younger, and the thought of doing a half marathon (let alone a full marathon) seemed pretty impossible. Now 4 years, 9 halves and 5 fulls later...I am addicted. With the different athletes that the movie follows there is someone for everyone to relate to and to fall in love with. The stories made me cry and made me laugh. With the tragedy that occurred in Boston this year, this movie brings light to the joy of running and what it means to us. Very appropriate to all ages & would highly recommend for the families of runner to see this to help them understand why we do, what we do.
Written June 13, 2013
I really enjoyed the movie a lot. It inspired me to go visit Rome sometime!
The story-telling technique was excellent. I liked the brief vignettes of the various characters who were participating in the marathon. Before, during, after. You found yourself rooting for each runner. They planned it out well.
I am quite slow, but I have run one marathon and about 30 halfs. In November, I plan to be a team captain (a first for me) as part of Team World Vision for the 13.1 Ft. Lauderdale---which is the most beautiful course one can imagine---although who can compete with historical ruins of ancient Rome and those beautiful cathedrals as a backdrop? (Since the goal is clean water for African villagers, our team is called "Team H2Go.") I also enjoyed the Team World Vision piece at the end---about running for a greater purpose. I knew nothing about the movie except for an email alert from Team World Vision, so they helped get me in the theatre for such an enjoyable experience. Great movie!
Written June 13, 2013
SEE the movie, stay for the double feature after the credits, extra interviews and film on Team World Vision.
Makes you want to leave the movies, grab a good pizza and of course run a marathon!
Written July 31, 2014
Even after running eighteen marathons, a film like this makes me tear up! The shots of the Rome Marathon are stunning and -- just like the first Spirit of the Marathon -- the film focuses on a handful of runners that could represent any one of us. There is something so hard to articulate to anyone who doesn't run exactly WHY folks take on the marathon but this film gets pretty close to describing that feeling! And I love, love, love that so many of the running greats in this world are also included (especially my favorites Paula Radcliffe and Epiphanie Nyirabarame).