I happened to watch this movie last week (I know-finally!), and I really enjoyed it! I kept hearing how motivating it was, and I think we can all use a good dose of motivation from time to time.
I usually don’t watch non-fiction film or documentaries, but I really like the flow of this film. Although the film would jump back and forth between the different runners’ stories, there was always a sense of cohesiveness in the story. I also liked the variety of runners included in the group. There are so many different types of runners, and I like that the film showcased the diversity of the sport (at least in the recreational sector).
I love that one of the elites profiled was Deena Kastor. I happened to meet Deena when I worked in the Falmouth Road Race office (prior to her unbelievable success in the marathon), and you couldn’t find a sweeter, more modest runner! She is a class act in every sense of the term.
If you didn’t want to run a marathon before watching this movie, you definitely will after! Spirit of the Marathon runs for about an hour and forty-five minutes. It would make a great companion, if you are doing a long run on the treadmill! I am also including a picture one of my favorite motivational running shirts: Run Happy! I hope everyone runs happy this weekend whether you are training or racing.
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