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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 October 20, 2014
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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Must go for a veteran marathon runner or someone training for their 1st marathon.

By jwright81
Written June 13, 2013
If you haven't run one, you won't like it. If you have, you will get it and LOVE it. There are high points and low points and everything in between. It will show you what it's like to run in a foreign country. There are subtitles for the parts with non english speaking people (which I found annoying... you can't watch the action and read at the same time). All in all, it was a good movie.
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Even Better than the first Sprit of the Marathon

By mroberts646
Written September 22, 2014
A must see for runners or anyone who appreciates the challenge of the marathon. The film focuses on several runners with diverse backgrounds. Their stories are interwoven with scenes of them running the race through the magical streets of Rome. Inspiring!
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