Our culture puts Hollywood A-listers on a pedestal, but you may be surprised to find some put the pedal to the medal as far as running goes. Forrest Gump isn’t the only person on the big screen to enjoy running. While celebs sure know how to live the life of luxury, they also know how to put in the hard work, not only professionally, but also in regards to their personal fitness. Running is the best exercise for the body, right runners?
Here are celebrities runners who have completed marathons and other distances.
Actor Ryan Reynolds not only showed his super hero strength in the Green Lantern, but he also proved he has some serious leg strength, finishing the 2008 New York Marathon in 3:50:22. We defiantly would run faster if he was racing with us.
When we think of Katie Holmes, we think of her role on Dawson’s Creek, her adorable daughter Suri and her sense of fashion. But you may be surprised to know that Holmes is also a rune,r finishing the 2007 New York City Marathon in 5:29:58.
We all know A. C. Slater was athletic (remember that ballet scene?), but Mario Lopez also works on his fitness off screen. Now a TV personality, Lopez competed in the Boston Marathon in 2002 in 5:41:42, and PR’ed at the 2011 New York City Marathon in 2011.
How do you get a super model body? By running of course. Model Heidi Klum is known to be a avid runner, who loves to run outdoors in Central Park. She also is says she runs 30 minutes on the treadmill when she has to.
You might have seen the clips of Ferrell’s HBO special where he played all the positions of baseball, but funyman Will Ferrell in no stranger to sports. He ran the Boston Marathon in 3:56:12, as well as the 2001 New York City Marathon in 5:01 and Stockholm 2002 in 4:28. Talk about a great PR!
Singer Ellie Goulding is seriously fit. She often teaches fitness classes when she’s not entertaining her fans on stage. She completed the 2013 Nike Women’s Half Marathon in 1:41:33.
You may have seen him in Birdman, but you may also see actor Edward Norton out on the road running. He completed the 2009 New York City Marathon in 3:48:01.
You get a medal, you get a medal, everyone gets a medal! Oh how we would love to run with Oprah. Proving she does everything, Oprah Winfrey added runner to her resume when she ran the Maring Corps Marathon in 1993 in 4:29:20.
Fergie’s hubby Josh Duhamel just got even hotter because he raised money after the tsunami in Japan by organizing a two-mile run for the cause in 2011.
Other celeb runners include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Drew Carey, Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, Alanis Morisette, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, and even Shia LaBeouf.