Besides these elites, the film also follows the training of some non-superhuman runners, both first-timers and seasoned runners. Anyone who has trained for a marathon can relate to some of their experiences. It takes dedication to get up on Saturday for the long runs, for the single mom to fit in her training runs, to pay attention to what you're eating (and not eating). The interviews and training run footage will remind you of what you love--and hate--about running a marathon. But mostly it will remind you of what you love.
Besides the personal stories of these runners, there are plenty of interviewers with other famous runners, as well as some brief historical information about the marathon racing's illustrious history. A well-made, inspiring film.