January 10, 2008

Spirit of the Marathon

Showing only on Thursday January 24, 2008 at 7:30 pm local time. Find a theatre here.

From their official website:

"NCM Fathom, in partnership with Active.com and Wasserman Media Group, is proud to present “Spirit of the Marathon” on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30PM (local). Don’t miss your chance to see the Chicago International Film Festival’s “Audience Choice Award” winner!

“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 production 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 program, “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."

4 comments:

keith said...

Kel, you should also check out the Nova marathon episode from public television since you're of the trainer/science mindset...you should be able to order it from the public television website or off Netflix.

Kel said...

Keith, I watched it for free online! In fact, I think I found it from a link on your blog a while ago. Great show!

aharmer said...

Hey Kel,
Thanks for that link, looks like I'm lucky and have a showing in my city. By the way, have you heard about the documentary with the 3 guys who run across the Sahara? Matt Damon will be narrating when it comes out, but I have no idea when that will be...any clue? I was thinking Matt Damon's presence alone would give it a lot of press but I haven't really heard anything.

Looks like the running is coming along nicely, hope to see you on Feb 2.

Kel said...

Adam, I hadn't heard about the Sahara run until you mentioned it, but this must be it:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/runningthesahara/

Looks very cool! Wish I knew when it was going to play.....