The intro with the running-along-the-beach scene, shown again at the end, to a choir singing "Jerusalem." It is powerful.
Eric Liddell is knocked down by another runner, and the pack leaves him far behind. Eric gets up, runs after everyone else and wins the race - and then collapses in exhaustion. And no, it's not a marathon, or a half-marathon, or even a mile - it's a four hundred yard sprint. The character is simply that fast.
Liddell standing up to the Crown Prince of England.
Cadogan: "There's only one way to resolve the situation. That's for this man to change his mind, and run!" Prince of Wales: "Don't state the obvious, Cadogan. We have to explore ways in which we can help this young man to reach that decision." Liddell: "I'm afraid there are no ways, sir. I won't run on the sabbath, and that's final. I intended to confirm this with Lord Birkenhead tonight, even before you called me up in front of this inquisition of yours." Cadogan: "Don't be impertinent, Liddell." Liddell: "The impertinence lies, sir, with those who seek to influence a man to deny his beliefs!"
The sermon which Liddell delivers while the race he refused to participate in is being run.
Liddel, via voice over, as he breaks out in his famous pose.
Liddell: I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.