Asheville runners, take note: ‘Spirit of the Marathon II’ to screen June 12


From my colleague Karen Chavez at her blog, Girls Gone Outdoors:

Here’s something pretty super awesome cool – a screening of “Spirit of the Marathon II: Rome Marathon,” is coming out June 12 and will be shown at the Carolina theater in Asheville!

If you’ve never seen the original “Spirit of the Marathon” stop what you’re doing now and go rent it. Released in 2008, it’s a documentary that follows several people as they prepare for the Chicago Marathon, from first-time marathoners to Olympians.

I watched it before I ran my first marathon in 2010 and it was really special, and inspiring. …

The movie will be screened at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. And, maybe best of all, some of the movie’s proceeds will benefit the One Fund, to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.

More about the movie, by director Jon Dunham:

From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon (2008), this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the 2012 Rome Marathon. Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner – the trials and the triumphs – that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race. In addition, immediately following the presentation, movie theater audiences will be treated to an exclusive featurette with never-before-seen interviews, deleted scenes and memorable outtakes from the filming of the documentary.