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By PatrickMichael
Written December 29, 2014
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!
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Spirit of Marathon !!

By BearBacker
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!
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By syndie403
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.
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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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Thinking of running a marathon? See this film!

By bronte16
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).
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