Running is a great sport that can be enjoyed by everyone, contributes to physical and mental health, generates enthusiasm, and motivates people to take on new challenges, such as running a marathon.
Marathon running is a highly admired discipline because of the significant effort it requires, not only on the day of the race but also during the entire training process. It requires a great deal of consistency on the part of the person who intends to cross the 41-kilometre finish line.
That’s why it’s a great challenge and celebrities are also passionate about the race. That’s why, in this video, I share with you the top 10 celebrities who have run marathons.
The list is as follows:
Pamela Anderson, 5:41:02, 2013 New York City Marathon.
After finishing the New York Marathon in 2013 with a time of 5:41:02, the model-actress was then admitted to the Ellen DeGeneres Show: “The last 5 kilometers. It was like giving birth and being told to run while giving birth. My hips hurt so much. I don’t know if women are supposed to run, especially after having children”.
Oprah Winfrey, 4:29:20, 1994 Marine Marathon.
Television host Oprah ran the 1994 Marine Corps marathon in 4:29:20. To the race organizers, she said, “It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had, it’s better than an Emmy.
Gordon Ramsay, 3:30:37, London Marathon 2004
Although he had to withdraw from the 2015 Ironman World Championships after falling ill, the Scottish-born leader flew to the finish line of the 2004 London Marathon in 3h3037, to run it again in 2012 with a time of 4h26m21.
Katie Holmes, 5:29:58, 2007 New York Marathon.
Rumor has it that Katie Holmes cheated, as she was seen to cross the finish line without breaking a sweat and officially finish the New York City Marathon with a net time of 5:29:58 on November 4, 2007.
Natalie Dormer, 3:50:57, London Marathon 2014.
The former Game of Thrones and Hunger Games actress crossed the London Marathon 2014 in 3:50:57 for a cause. “Childline is a charity that has been close to my heart for a long time,” said the actress, who had a great time.
Edward Norton, 3:48:01, 2009 New York Marathon.
The Beauty Collateral actor was a competitive rower at Yale and ran for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust to raise funds for the Maasai tribe in Kenya. So he went to train in Kenya and ran the 2009 New York City Marathon with a time of 3:48:01 when he was 39 years old.
Alicia Keys, 5:50:52, New York City Marathon 2015.
The singer finished the New York Marathon in 2015 with a time of 5:50:52 to benefit the Keep a Child Alive Foundation. In an interview, she said: “I’m in the process of breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon is a direct part of the Jedi mental training I need.
Joe Strummer, 4:13:00, London Marathon 1983.
The leader of British punk band The Clash ran three marathons in the 1980s, including the Paris Marathon in 1982 and the London Marathon in 1983. Asked about his training programme in an interview with the American magazine Runners World, Strummer gave this typical rock star advice: “Drink 20 bottles of beer the day before the race. Get it? And don’t run a single leg at least four weeks before the race. . . But be sure to put a warning in this article: “Don’t try this at home.” I mean, its working for me and my close pal Hunter Thompson, but it might not work for other people. I can only tell you what I’m doing.” Strummer died in 2002 at the age of 50.
Ryan Reynolds, 3:50:22, 2008 New York Marathon.
“I’m not a runner. I’m a joke,” the Deadpool actor wrote on a Huffington Post blog before running the 2008 New York Marathon at 3:50m22 in the name of his father, who has since passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease.He died of complications from Parkinson’s.
Brian Cranston, 3:20:45, 1985 New York City marathon.
That’s it.After being fired from the ABC soap opera “Loving” in 1984, he walked in Central Park in New York City a few days later and saw people who had lost their legs running the marathon. Inspired to run the marathon himself in 1985 at the age of 29, he finished in a beautiful time of 3:20:45.