Written February 11, 2016
This movie is a sequel from the first "Spirit of the Marathon" movie. This movie revolves around the Rome marathon that takes place in Italy. The movie is completely different with some thematic elements that do relate to the first movie. The interviews with marathon greats are excellent and the stories of the seven runners are unique. Jon Dunham's quest of bringing us another marathon movie has scored a resounding success. Cinematography, sound, excellent editing and topped with a beautiful and unique music sountrack by Jeff Beal make the movie a rich and visual experience.
You will enjoy the stories, Rome, and all the elements that make this marathon a success. The 1 hour and 45 min of the movie disappears so fast that you walk out of the theater as if you had just ade seven new friends. This movie is for runners and non runners, and for all ages. So come and experience this fantastic marathon story.
Written September 04, 2015
The first Spirit of the Marathon was outstanding...this one is "off the chart"...from the setting in Rome to the amazing personal stories of each runner's journey, this had it all. It really captures the "spirit" for me, and what an incredible group of runners selected! You just fell in love with all of them. KUDOS!!! FYI...stay through the trailers, you MUST SEE the
World Vision featurette at the end of the credits!
Written May 01, 2016
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).
Written May 25, 2016
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 February 06, 2016
If you've run a marathon or are thinking about running a marathon, then this movie will inspire you to reach that goal. As a veteran marathoner it touched so many thoughts and emotions about running and the marathon itself. Very thoughtful and poweful as it shows the lives of a handful of people from all walks of life and how running has touched their lives. If you run, you will definitely get this movie!