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Spirit of the Marathon

Spirit of the Marathon (2007)

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Jon Dunham and Mark Jonathan Harris strive to create the definitive feature-length marathon film by focusing on the unique stories of five runners competing in the famed Chicago Marathon. Filmed on four continents, the documentary focuses on the remarkable perseverance and personal triumphs experienced by Boston runner Ryan Bradley, first-time marathoner Leah Caille, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, four-time marathoner Jerry Meyers, and world-class marathoner Daniel Njenga as they

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Oct 7, 2008

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

A docu that makes pounding the pavement appear utterly uplifting.

September 15, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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A symphony of snapping sinews and pumping thighs... Enthusiastically directed by Jon Dunham.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Even if you've never run for anything but a bus, you'll likely get swept up in this movie's inspiring journey of physical endurance and personal achievement.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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In its more tranquil stretches, Spirit of the Marathon might be mistaken for a feature-length sneaker advertisement, but if you're looking for inspiration, you could do worse.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

Surely a special treat for Chicagoans and marathoners alike, especially for how it provides a human face for one of the city's major annual highlights.

October 31, 2008 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Captures the preparation and, in an understandably restricted way, the race of the film's participants. And it's really moving.

October 31, 2008 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

This rousing and involving documentary explores different facets of the marathon and why some find it easy to get hooked. It is clear that the marathon is much more than an interest. It is a passion, an obsession and a way of life ..

October 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Like the majority of its subjects, this inspiring doc may not be able to hang with the big girls and boys at the front of the box office pack, but it looks to have the legs to last in the right theatres -- perhaps especially so during the Olympics.

August 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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