The film chronicles the story of the iconic Boston Marathon from its humble origins it started with only 15 runners, to the present day. In addition to highlighting the event as the oldest annually contested marathon in the world, the film showcases many of the most important moments in more than a century of the race's history. Evolving from a working man's challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, Boston becomes the stage for many firsts and in no small part the event that paved the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports. Following the tragic events of 2013, the film records the preparations and eventual running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather once again in support of one another for what will be the most meaningful race of all.


Matt Damon


Jon Dunham