Synopsis: Man-ho is a pacemaker for Korean national marathon team. His purpose is to stay ahead of others until the 30km mark. But he gradually grows a desire to run for the victory.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Dal-Joong Kim
  3 nominations.
124 min

You kept me waiting forever.

Do you always deliver on foot?

My scooter broke down on the way.

I'm still faster on foot

than most scooters.

Here's your complementary coke.

That'll be 15 dollars.

What the f*ck!


I didn't forget on purpose

to leave some food for you.

I love instant noodles

over anything in the world.

Did you hear back

about the coaching job?

I haven't heard from them.

Listen, man.

Eat up.

Maybe you can drive a taxi?

Staying here must be uncomfortable.

Remember the training camp

from back in the day?

It was a make-shift building

you can hardly call a dormitory.

Compared to that,

this is a palace.

Besides, I have no driver's license.

What's this?

I'm only slightly

behind on repayment

and they won't get off

my back.

You were late

with payment again?

What if they take

your organs for it?

Didn't sign anything dubious,

did you?

That's real nice thing

to say to a friend.

Just keep it switched off.

It's not like anyone calls you.

What are you talking about?

I'm expecting a call

from my brother.

It must be him.

You see?

Hey, what's up?

So you can make it.

But you can't stay long?

I know how busy you are.

Don't prepare anything.

I got it all covered.

Great! I'll see you then.

Look at you smirk

like an idiot

as if talking to a secret lover.

Don't you dare compare him

to a mistress.

As soon as he graduated,

he got into the foreign affairs agency

and made the youngest-ever secretary.

There is no one in this neighborhood

with an achievement to outshine him.

Talk to his brother

about his situation.

You know Man-ho hates

to be a burden on his brother.

Damned scooter always breaks down.

Love the breeze!

Let's walk home tonight.

Come on.

Do you know

what this month's sales was?

Alright, alright.

How can he not have

a driver's license at his age?

You're 'confident'?

As if you own the world?

Because you have national record

under your belt?

You're not the only

marathon runner in the country!

Why don't you

just get to the point?

We all heard the rumors.

Just get it out.

You've been hunting for

a new coach to replace me.

Who is that?

What can be done to improve

Yun-gi's record?

You should have shown results

when you had the chance.

Korea lost its hunger

for victory.

They talk about sports science

and cutting-edge technology

but it all comes down

to mental strength.

What brings you here anyway?

Wait a minute...

You're my replacement?

After being forced to step down

when your team filed complaints

I thought you would

never set foot back here.

We established that

we got no chance

at the Olympics

at this rate.

We need new strategies and

new runners on the team.

Yun-gi, you have a temper problem.

A marathon runner

who can't keep a steady pace

in the first half.

What this boy needs

right now

is a professional pacemaker

who will pace him to the Olympics.

You have no idea

who you're dealing with.

This little prince went through

all the pacemakers in the country

plus three we brought in

from Kenya.

If he won't listen to me

he shouldn't stay on the team.

Besides, you can't have designated

pacesetters in the Olympics.

That's why we must

appoint a pacemaker

who can also qualify

for the Olympics.

You can't be talking about him.

Not after what you have done.

He won't gladly

offer himself again.

Shit! It's burning.

No one visits the ancestral graves

at this time of the year.

It'a a tradition

from since we were kids

and, an excuse for him

to see us twice a year.

Wow, I could smell this

from a mile away.

It smells delicious.

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