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SURVEY: Who do you identify with most in the movie and why??

Deena Kastor2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist – As a professional runner for more than a decade, Deena has set numerous American and world records but never attained a marathon victory. A 2004 Olympic Bronze medalist in the women’s marathon, Deena set her marathon sights on the Chicago Marathon before trying out for the 2008 Olympic Games.


Leah CailleFirst-time Marathoner – Picking up the pieces from her failed marriage, single-mother Leah found herself at an all-time low. Leah regained health and happiness by joining a running program and completing many races before deciding to train for and run the Chicago Marathon.


Gerald “Jerry” MeyersFour-time Marathoner – Jerry has been a runner since the 1970s but never ran a marathon until he was 65. He races in the Chicago Marathon at 70 years old with his 40-year-old daughter who was inspired to train for the marathon by her father’s marathon accomplishments.


Daniel NjengaWorld Class Marathoner – A native of Nyahururu, Kenya, Daniel lives and trains in Japan where he is a two-time winner of the Tokyo International Marathon. Daniel has finished in the top three in the Chicago Marathon for six consecutive years with a personal best of 2:06:16 which ranks him as one of the all-time fastest runners in the world.


Lori O’ConnorFirst-time Marathoner – Lori, a Northwestern University student persuing her doctorate in sociology, trained for four months to race in the Chicago Marathon while raising funds for Genesis of Pittsburgh, the non-profit adoption agency that matched her with a family as an infant.


Ryan BradleyBoston Marathon Hopeful – Ryan’s participation in and completion of the Chicago Marathon will ultimately help him reach his goal of running in the Boston Marathon – a goal he previously missed by 11 seconds. Cameras follow Ryan as he trains for the Chicago Marathon and ultimately experiences the marathon in a way he never imagined.


I'll go first...

I identify with Ryan the most, since last year I was training for the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon with hopes of running it with my brother who was traveling out here to run the race with me and I ended up sidelined with Achilles tendonitis from over training. So I cheered him on as a spectator and it was a very difficult experience though I must admit, I learned so much from going through it all and it ultimately introduced me to the sport of triathlon. So, what about you??

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