i love this movie. i watched it six times over the last few days. for those who have yet to run a marathon, but have some interest, i really recommend giving this movie a go. this is an excellent documentary that follows the story of six people intending to participate in the 2005 chicago marathon (ranging from elite runners to marathon first-timers). the viewer learns the runners' stories, learns about the history of the marathon, and then actually sees coverage of the race. very well done documentary. two thumbs up!