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Everything I expected

By sccjohndiaz
Written June 13, 2013
After watching SOM 1 this past weekend this movie was exactly what I expected. I was truly rooting for each runner. There were not any surprises. It was similar to the first one. Except it was Rome. I felt more into the first one, I was cheering for the runners more in the first one. I am not sure why. Mimo was probably my favorite character, and Cliff Scott tore my heart out. Great job and looking forward to 3.
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I liked it

By dwimages
Written July 30, 2014
I am a marathoner and saw the first Spirit of the Marathon while training for my first marathon so it has a special purpose in my heart. This movie was good, but I did not find people that I identified with like in the first one. But then there are thousands of marathoners that I cannot identify with in real life. I could understand the overall process and the journeys of each runner. Each was different illustrating the univesality of marathon running. I loved the snippets of historical information splashed across the screen before the actual interviews began. I also appreciated the fact that not all of the runners were confident. Some had doubts about finishing or reaching their goals. Some succeeded while others did not which is what actually happens. I recommend it.
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Shoulda Brought Tissues

By Jetteye
Written June 13, 2013
I was unprepared for the depth of emotions felt watching this movie! I am a so-so runner, but fascinated by those who commit to and accomplish a marathon. The life stories presented in this movie were deeply touching. Any runner who wants to "get" why people do marathons should see this film.
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You will relate...

By mpgershman
Written June 14, 2013
Arrive early--see the marathon trivia. Then sit back and enjoy an extraordinary and insight into several lives of runners of all abilities and social strata. Beautifully filmed and scored from beginning to end. You will smile, laugh, chuckle, nod your head, and shed some tears--most of all you'll relate to many of the stories told and the commonalities of marathon running. It will re-energize you and make you feel proud to part of the running community. Stay for the mini-doc afterwards--the charitable aspect of running will tug at your core. Five very brilliant stars for this masterpiece.
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Spirit of the Marathon II

By oorp2000
Written July 30, 2014
It is an excellent documentary for those people involved in the world of running, full of great stories and tips, a great photography. Very inspiring for people (like me) who want to reach the goal of running the 26.2 miles.
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