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Spirit of the Marathon

It's finally ready after four years in the making!   Th_poster

Just last year, we were watching the progress of the  filming of Spirit of the Marathon and now the movie is ready to share in a special preview on January 24th at 7:30 p.m.   For those who are getting ready to run a marathon in 2008 or just need a little inspiration to jump start your winter running, this can be part of your training schedule. 

The official description says this of 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.

Sounds perfect for us!  The stories of the six runners include first time runners, world class runners, and those aiming for a PR.  A little bit for everyone.

For those in central Iowa, please join me and Tom at the Jordan Creek 20 Cinemas to enjoy the show.  And since this is "training", we will be partaking in some hydration and carbo loading at one of the local Jordan Creek eateries before the movie.   Let us know if you can join the fun.

And for those outside Iowa, gather together your own group of Loungers and running friends for a fun evening of "running".   To find a location near you, the movie site includes a link and information on where to get tickets for your showing.


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Joe Thorn

I will be watching it here in the Chicago burbs!


OH I hope I can do this. That would be so fun~!!

Heidi Swift

Looks fantastic. I just convinced my family that we are going to do a half marathon together this summer. (This includes my father, who has struggled with weight for his entire life). I told them that I didn't care if they ran, walked, or crawled across the finish line, but I wanted us to take it on together.

I think this would make for some great inspirational viewing together!


Thanks Amy, got my tickets and looking forward to it!

Kent A

This sounds like fun and a great movie. Looking forward to it.


Bought our tickets a couple of weeks ago!

xl pharmacy

It sure seems to be an interesting movie, cant wait to see it.

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