If you haven’t seen it, go out and rent or buy the documentary film “Spirit of the Marathon” on DVD today. The trailer above focuses a little bit more on the elite athletes, but the best part of the documentary for me was the profiles of the amateur athletes training in Chicago. I was surprised how merely watching the shots of the weekly training by the amateurs produced a wave of good feeling from my own memories of running along the Chicago lakefront. The documentary not only features runner profiles, but there is a who’s who of notable runners whose comments are featured throughout the documentary. If you’ve run the Chicago Marathon or run regularly in Chicago (particularly along the lakefront) this is a must-see. It’s also a solid documentary film as well for everyone else. See it!
Photos of the Chicago lakefront area in early summer.
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