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Spirit of the Marathon II trailer released

Feb 18th, 2013
Staff Writer

The final stretch of the Chicago Marathon || Photo Credit: Pablo ManriquezThe sequel to the movie Spirit of the Marathon released its official trailer last week. The movie itself is scheduled to release in theaters in North America in the summer of 2013 (

Spirit of the Marathon “is the first film to capture the story, drama and ultimate essence of the legendary 26.2 mile running event,” as posted on It was created by Academy Award winner Mark Jonathan Harris and marathoners Jon Dunham and Gwendolen Twist, and it follows both amateur athletes and elite marathoners across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The movie culminates in the runners' performances and journeys through the Chicago Marathon.

The same group of filmmakers is behind the sequel, which follows six new runners from different countries as they prepare for and compete in a marathon in Rome, Italy. Spirit of the Marathon II delves deeper into the history and significance of 26.2, and includes interviews with marathon guests like Stefano Baldini, Orlando Pizzolato, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter and others, according to the movie’s website.