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Inspiring and awesome

By jeanniewangod
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!
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Spirit of Marathon !!

By BearBacker
Written June 14, 2013
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!
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Inspired!

By syndie403
Written July 24, 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.
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Incredible

By Jmesher
Written June 13, 2013
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! Well done....
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Thinking of running a marathon? See this film!

By bronte16
Written June 13, 2013
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).
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