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Spirit of the Marathon
Spirit of the Marathon
Actors: Dick Beardsley, Ryan Bradley, Leah Caille, Deena Kastor, Jerry Meyers
Director: Jon Dunham
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 44min

Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. Intimate, fascinating portraits of six runners from all walks of life unfold as the film follows s...  more »


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Actors: Dick Beardsley, Ryan Bradley, Leah Caille, Deena Kastor, Jerry Meyers
Director: Jon Dunham
Creators: Jon Dunham, Sarah Levy, Christo Brock, Gwendolen Twist, Mark Jonathan Harris, Melissa Leggett
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Kimberly C. Deakins | Knoxville, TN USA | 08/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is terrific. A great inspiration for runners or anyone considering running as a sport. Whether your goal is to run a 5K or a marathon, this movie will inspire you. I can not wait to purchase mine on October 7th!"
Chill inducing!
J. Schmitt | Minnesota | 10/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My husband (who ran the 05 Chicago marathon) and I (a wanna-be runner) saw this at the 06 Chicago marathon/Chicago Film Festival. The audience was largely full of those running the marathon the next day. The atmosphere was electric as the movie began and throughout it did not disappoint. The story follows 2 elite runners, someone trying to qualify for Boston, 2 women running their first marathon and a master's runner trying to complete his fourth. Each person has such a compelling story from Deena Kastor who is attempting to win at Chicago to Leah, a woman who is trying to pick up the pieces from a divorce and gain back some physical fitness in the process.

The sweeping shots of stunning Chicago and chill inducing music make this an especially entertaining and inspiring movie. Whether you're a long time marathoner or a couch potato, you will find yourself identifying with at least one of the featured runners. You may even find that you're lacing up those running shoes and heading out yourself after watching!!"
Sara Ward | VAUSA | 10/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an "everyday" runner who ran the Chicago 05 marathon...I cried when I saw this in the theatre (both times)! It brought back so many memoris for me - I ran with two friends and it was so special for me....I kept looking for us, and for my husband and our son who were cheering us from the much effort goes into training for a marathon and it was amazing to see the different levels of athletic ability portrayed in the movie. I saw Deena Kastor before she went to sign course maps and posters at the marathon expo-not realizing who she is - now she is my running hero! This really is a must see movie for anyone training for a marathon!
A source of inspiration for running
Eric K. Apollo | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie at the Chicago Film Festival in 2007, the day before I ran my first marathon in the blistering hot 2007 Chicago Marathon. This was a great movie and one that I will own and return to again and again for inspiration."