9 Surprising Celebrities Who Have Run Marathons (PHOTOS)

Michele Zipp | Nov 4, 2013 Celebrities
9 Surprising Celebrities Who Have Run Marathons (PHOTOS)

pam anderson marathonRunning a marathon seems like a feat of superhero proportions to me. I'm a terrible runner and prefer to do it only when being chased or to catch up to my kids, meaning I prefer not to do it at all. But some celebrities do! Like Pamela Anderson, who just completed the NYC marathon yesterday in 5:41:03. Way to go, Pam!

There's even been some politicians who have done the 26.2 miles -- George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, and Al Gore have all put on running shoes. But we're sort of used to seeing politicians running for things. Celebrities ... well, that's a little more shocking. Including Pam, there are even more surprising celebrity marathon runners. Check them out!


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  • Katie Holmes


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    Katie Holmes ran the NYC marathon back in 2007 while wearing boot-cut yoga pants that dragged on the ground. Huh. She looked amazing and completed it in 5:29:58.

  • Oprah


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    Oprah ran the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon in DC and finished at 4:29:15, which has been the celebrity time to beat. Wait a minute! This means Oprah beat Pam? Crazy.

  • Will Ferrell


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    Ron Burgundy sure loves to run in his suit, so naturally the man that plays him -- Will Ferrell -- isn't afraid to hit the pavement in his running shoes. He completed the 2003 Boston marathon in 3:56:12.

  • Ryan Reynolds


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    Is there anything Ryan Reynolds can't do while looking amazing? The answer is no -- even running the NYC marathon in 2008. He finished in 3:50:22 and raised money for Parkinson's disease in honor of his father.

  • Gordon Ramsay


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    Feisty chef Gordon Ramsay loves himself a marathon. In 2012, he completed the one in London at 4:26:21. He runs all year along with his wife Tana, who has beat his time.

  • Drew Carey


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    Drew Carey completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 2011 in 4:37:11. His running has helped him drop 70 pounds and keep off the weight.

  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs


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    Sean Combs wanted to beat Oprah and he did just that during the NYC marathon with an impressive time of 4:14:54. He also raised over $2 million for children's charities and NYC schools.

  • Alanis Morissette


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    Alanis Morissette painted her face and ran in NYC's 2009 marathon finishing at 4:28:45. She along with celebs Ed Norton and Anthony Edwards all ran that year to raise money for African-based charities, which helped build hospitals and preserve the wilderness.

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