1. Spirit of the Marathon
I know every runner is going to post this today. But I love it. I will still watch it before any half marathon I run... its so inspiring to me to see real life struggle & the real look at what it takes to train. When they cross the finish line, I cry every time... & am ready to tackle another race.
2. Run Fat Boy Run
This is a cute funny movie. A guy trying to win back the love of his life - but she's now dating someone else... & he is running a marathon. So what does he need to do? Run the marathon himself. It's really cute... & the scene where he "hits the wall" towards the end of the race? If you've ever been there, you get it.
3. Run for your Life
I love a good documentary & this one held my attention. The story of the man who created the New York City Marathon. It's really interesting - sort of like a soap opera - full of drama, & the end is just heart breaking. But the legacy that is still with this race is to be applauded to Fred Lebow.
4. Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135
Again, I'll take a documentary any day on running... & running this is. Ridiculous running. 135 ultra-marathon in the desert, over a mountain. I loved all the different stories of all the different people. You see so many walks of life... all up for this challenge. I sit there & shake my head & say these people are crazy... & then am in awe of their strength to tackle this. It's so inspiring. Another one I tear up in.
5. Ultramarathon Man
Who doesn't love Dean Karnazes? He took the challenge of doing 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days... talk about sore?!?!? ... the people that he ran with helps the story so much. I can't even wrap my head around doing something like this. What a cool story to watch for motivation.
6. Marathon Challenge
I loved this so much. People that have never ran in their life... going to take on a marathon. Not all of them make it through the training. Another one that I love because its real life. You see injuries. You see struggle. You see people that overcome. I totally cheered for this group of people!
7. CANT FIND IT!!!! DANG IT!!!! ... HELP!!!!
There was a documentary that I can't find the name of it now... it was the story of a man running from up north to the south... he was an older man who wasn't what you would consider a 'runner'. Totally out of shape... was hurting & injured just in the first 5 miles of the run. I think he took off with the help of his son in car behind him. I can't think of the name of it... DANG IT!!! I think he may have even had heart issues along the way....
SOMEONE HELP ME! I gotta figure it out... I want to watch it again! I just remember crying through the whole thing!!!
What's your favorite running movie?