You’ve got to give it to celebrities that run marathons. Not only do they open themselves up to criticism about their looks whilst running—British singer Katherine Jenkins was widely criticised for wearing make-up during the London marathon a few years ago—but their time suddenly becomes ‘the one to beat.’ Whether it’s Oprah’s 4.29 or Katie Holmes’ 5.29 time, they have set the bar for many.
Have a look at other celebrities that have taken on the 26.2-mile race and earned their medal.
Turlington is no stranger to marathons, having run five in total including Chicago, New York, Boston and London, plus numerous half marathons and races around the world. Her efforts are more than just a physical challenge, she runs to raise funds and awareness for her charity Every Mother Counts, helping to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for every mother, everywhere.
Wow!!!! What a day!!! We did it!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉 One foot in front of the other was my mantra! The LOVE that was out in NYC TODAY was OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!! Thank you for every scream, every cheer, every piece of good energy you sent my way!!! You helped me so much today!! 💜💜💜💜 Big love to my @keepachildalive team and my partners @cole_cook @duanemclaughlin @gradyspivey @mommy_lady #JoshZ #Nyheike. I couldn’t have made it alone!!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 If I can do it, so can you!! Whose down to try for a good cause in 2016?????💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
Back in 2015, Keys ran the New York City Marathon in a time 5.50.52 along with some friends for the Keep a Child Alive charity. She showed that training for and running a marathon is not easy, but it is so worth it and a little bit addictive.
The British Formula 1 driver is a fitness fanatic, setting up a triathlon foundation, as well as cycling, running and swimming to stay in shape and train as he follows the Grand Prix circuit around the world. He ran the London Marathon in 2015 in a smokin’ fast 2.52.30.
Daily vlogger and Youtube sensation Casey Neistat has run the New York City Marathon numerous times, as well as completing an Ironman and CIM. His 5 million-plus subscribers watch his frequent training runs around Manhattan, impressed by his sub eight-minute pace whilst filming. Watch his 2015 race vlog here.
Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher is a runner, CrossFit fan and hiker, and has even graced the cover of Women’s Running magazine. She completed the New York City marathon back in 2014, with a very respectable 5.06, raising funds for Sean Penn’s Haitian relief organisation.
“With 5,164 steps and a brutal 820-foot climb at mile 22, the Great Wall Marathon in northern China is a challenging race that includes two sections along the historic wall itself. But the leg-torching hills and 85-degree heat didn’t seem to faze British celebrity Pippa Middleton, who completed the marathon on May 21 in 4:54:51. The sister-in-law of Prince William was the 13th overall female and finished 70th out of 876 starters.” Yay, Pip! So proud of our girl 💪🏼 #pippamiddleton
Sister to Kate Middleton and it all-around athlete, Pippa Middleton has run the Great Wall marathon in 4.54, as well as completing the Safaricom Marathon, numerous triathlons and even a cross-country skiing marathon.
Between filming Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games, Dormer found time to train for the London Marathon in both 2014 and 2015 with a PR of 3.50.57. Not only that, but she also raised over $7,000 for the Childline charity. Kudos!
The tennis star is so proud of her 2014 New York City Marathon finish that it’s documented in her Instagram and Twitter bios—and we don’t blame her. The former world-ranked number-one player finished in a brilliant 3.26.
Uzo Aduba’s motto that ensured she finished the Boston Marathon in 2015 was ‘just keep going.’ The Orange is the New Black star completed her second marathon in 5.03, whilst her current marathon PR is from her first marathon, 5.01 during the 2013 New York City Marathon.