Friday, June 28, 2013

Celebrity Marathoners

Runner’s World posted a fun slideshow yesterday that I really wanted to share. It is the PR times of celebrities who have ran marathon(s). I had no idea some of these people were runners, let alone had such great finishing times!

Katie Holmes – 5:29:58 – Apparently there were conspiracy theories saying she didn’t actually run it because she looked so photogenic when she crossed the finish line, and ran in boot-cut yoga pants (come on people, don’t you have better things to conspire about?!)

Eddie Izzard – 5:00:30 – He ran 43 marathons in 51 days. WOW.

Al Gore – 4:58:25 – This was at the 1997 Marine Corps Marathon while he was serving as Vice President of the U.S.

Shia LaBeouf – 4:35:31 – He ran on behalf of the non-profit organization, U.S. Vets.

Sean Astin – 4:25:47 – He participates in many of the runDisney events!

Robert got a picture of Sean Astin just after he crossed the finish line at the Princess Half Marathon this year! (he is the one in the all black running outfit)DSC02725

Oprah – 4:29:15 – Another Marine Corps Marathoner.

Sean Combs – 4:14:54 – Most people know him by the name of “P. Diddy.”

Will Ferrell – 3:56:12 – I have to admit my jaw dropped at this one, it was the most surprising one for me!

Ryan Reynolds – 3:50:22 – Now I know where all these Ryan Reynolds marathon memes are coming from!

Edward Norton – 3:48:01 – This guy actually trained in Kenya, no joke!

George W. Bush – 3:44:52 – Very impressive! I wonder if his Secret Service agents ran it with him.

Joe Strummer – 3:20:00 – His rather comedic ‘advice’ was to “drink 10 pints of beer the night before” and “don’t run a single step 4 weeks before the race.”

Source – Runner’s World Article: Can You Beat These Celebrity Marathoners?

QOTD: Did any of these facts surprise you?

10 comments

  1. Fun! I didn't know that about many of these celebs.

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  2. That's pretty cool! Oprah's got some speed!

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    1. I know right, they all have great times!

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  3. Wow! The Will Ferrell was surprising to me too!

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    1. I know, I think he might have been the last person I expected to see on this list lol!

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  4. This is super cool. Some surprising finishing times! Everyone kept saying that their goal was to beat Oprah's time, this is the first time I read what it actually was. Very impressive indeed! Thanks for the fun post!!!

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    1. Very surprising and impressive! I am glad you enjoyed the post!!

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  5. wow, that's really neat to know! and to be able to say you've beat a celebrity :)

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    1. Haha maybe someday :) I haven't ran a full yet - Have you?

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