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This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your favorite running movies? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
In no specific order, here are mine:
• Spirit of the Marathon – I love this movie! OK, so this one of my favorites. 🙂 This movie follows the journey of 6 runners (with two of them being elite runners) that are training for the 2005 Chicago Marathon.
• Chariots of Fire – I remember hearing about this movie when I was a kid but I didn’t watch it till about 3 years ago. I got chills watching it.
• The Barkley Marathon – It is an ultramarathon that takes place in Tennessee. The course is 100 miles and only 40 runners are accepted each year to run the race. The time limit is 60 hours and to date 15 people have completed it in that time frame (one runner has finished it twice and another runner has finished it 3 times).
• McFarland, USA – It is based on a true story of a cross country team from a Latino high school in California. With the coach’s help, the team wins the state championship.
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Barkley Marathon is just fascinating in a weird sort of way — definitely does not make me want to do it (if I could even figure out how to enter, LOL).
Love, love, love both Spirit of the Marathon & McFarland, USA.
Oh my gosh! It is a fascinating movie. One of my coworkers told me about it and I saw it on Netflix. For sure I wouldn’t want to do it either. The last two movies I love! McFarland left me with a warm feeling.
Forrest Gump and McFarland are some of my faves. I still have to watch Spirit of the Marathon…oops running out of time lol
I tend to go to the movies rather than watch at home.
You have to watch Spirit of the Marathon! I suggest you do it before your marathon. It will leave you with a warm feeling.
I plan to.
I have not seen McFarland or Chariots of Fire (and I call myself a runner LOL). I might have to see if I can find either (or both) on Netflix tonight…
I checked and you can rent Chariots of Fire on Amazon Prime Video.
I definitely need to check out MAcFarland USA. Thanks for the recommendation!
Let me know if you like it!
I watched Barklay marathons last year. What a seriously crazy group of runners!
Haha, I agree!
McFarland USA is just the best. I absolutely love everything about it. White helped those young men take charge of their lives and I love even more how they continue to pay it forward in their community.
I will watch the Barkley Marathons any time it’s on. I have a sick fascination with it.
I agree! I cried but it also left me with a warm feeling. 🙂
Barkley Marathons is a great movie too. I saw it on Netflix and I just checked again but it isn’t there anymore. 🙁
Have you seen Run Fat Boy, Run? That is my total favorite running movie and we often watch it the night before a marathon. It’s so funny (and heartwarming)! I still have not seen Spirit of the Marathon. I need to.
No, I haven’t seen it. You have to watch Spirit of the Marathon. It is a wonderful movie. 🙂