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Spirit of the Marathon: Playing One Night Only

I have said in the past that if you are aching for fitness inspiration, you should go watch a marathon. Well, if you can't make it to an actual race, you must see the documentary Spirit of the Marathon. It is playing one night and one night only, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at theaters all across this fair nation of ours.

Here is how the filmmakers describe the movie:

Spirit of the Marathon is the first ever non-fiction feature film to capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries.

As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie, Spirit of the Marathon is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike.

I'm inspired just reading the blurb! After watching the trailer, I was moved almost to tears. To watch the trailer, just


To find a theater near you that is screening the movie, click here.


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DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I saw the trailer for this before the holidays and have been looking forward to it ever since! I'm training for my first half marathon (and later, a marathon at the end of the year), so the timing of this is absolutely perfect! I can't wait to see it tonight!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
OOOh, I'm gonna take my boyfriend so that maybe, HOPEFULLY, he gets a little more motivated to be healthier and not a super chubby candy eating boy...
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
i am going to see this!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Very cool. I bought my ticket--hopefully I'll get off of work in time to see it. I ran Chicago last year--if it wasn't 90 degrees then it would have been a great race!
susanec susanec 9 years
I actually just checked for tix (they're sold out in my area) but they're adding an encore show February 21 at some theatres. They'll go on sale on Friday January, 25th. Here's the list of theatres
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