When you cross that finish line, no matter how slow or how fast,
it will change your life forever. -Dick Beardsley
I know we don’t need to be inspired to run in a marathon, but watching this video really makes me feel so blessed that I have already known how it is to run the full 26.2 miles.
Watching all those people in the starting line, I can imagine how they must be feeling, because I have been there. The mix of excitement and fear is almost too much to bear. Will I finish? Will I perform well? I hope I won’t get injured. All these and more will be running through your mind, but somehow the anxiety, the worry—all these will be thrown by the wayside once you take your first step towards the finish. It is a heady feeling, and something I am looking forward to experience again.
This is the trailer of the movie Spirit of the Marathon. Watching it never fails to give me goosebumps. Imagine seeing running legends like Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and Joe Henderson, and hearing them talk about running!
It is also inspiring to hear from world-class Kenyan runners on how they see marathon running. According to Daniel Enjenga who has a best time of 2:06 in the marathon:
The normal person, they want to run the marathon to make their body slim. But for us, we want to earn money. This is like a job, and I love my job….. It is not a simple job, it’s miles and miles. It’s 26 miles, It’s 42 kilometers.
It is also funny to hear an octogenarian runner talking about runner’s high: “People talk about the runner’s high. The only runner’s high I get is when I stop running.”
How I wish I can watch the full movie!
I downloaded this movie a few months ago via netflix and it is awesome. It makes you want to run period, no matter the distance. The "Gladiator" Music in the movie is awesome too. Non-runners would not understand us, you know. Thanks for sharing this. It was good to revisit the movie again. I actually subscribed to netflix just to watch it. lol
hey kenley, is downloading free? i'll look for it. it really gives me goosebumps, just watching the trailer!
you so capture the feeling of running the marathon in your post. i got a copy of this movie myself and have watched it a number of times. it never fails to inspire me to keep doing what i love to do best – run.
caloy! long time no see! 🙂 i am on a hiatus from running though. gotta have my back fixed first 🙁
YOU CAN call this my second wind. LOL. get well soon… and run again!:)
Aleah, you have to subscribe to Netflix first and then download the movie. I think the basic one is 7 USD a month or so, but you can download as many movies as you want via PC. Hope this helps. I wonder if they offer that in the PH?
hi kenley! i have no idea if netflix is available here. i can try first at other downloading sites. thanks! 😀
This is very inspiring work you have created for us. Some people need to know that these things can ensue to anyone. You have shown me a better view now.
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