This Thursday, Spirit of the Marathon is coming to a theater near you. The film follows six athletes as they prepare and then run the Chicago Marathon. The athletes are: two professionals (Deena Kastor is one), two people who have run 4-5 marathons, and two people who will be running their first marathon.
The film also features big names like Dick Beardsley, Joan Benoit-Samualson, Hal Higdon, John Bingham, Paula Radcliffe, Bill Rodgers and many more. The film premiered at a couple of film festivals, and is being released for a single showing on Thursday. If Thursday doesn't work for you, the film will have an encore presentation on February 21st.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie, especially so close to my next marathon. My go-to motivational movie right now is a taping I have of the Ironman Championships in Hawaii. It does a great job of covering both the pros and the amateurs. There are always some great stories behind the athletes.
Review to follow...