Is your marathon time faster than a celebrity?

December 02, 2015

It's that time of the year, most road races are coming to a close with the Christmas races around the country give us a last chance to post a best time for 2015. Spare a thought also for the East of Ireland Marathon Club who will be running back to back marathons this weekend.

It's sometimes difficult to gauge our time. Even trying to compare your time for the Cork Marathon to the Dublin Marathon, the difference in terrain and race day conditions can easily add 5 or 10 minutes here or there. With that in mind, I was found myself stumbling on a Wikipedia article showing the top celebrity marathon times and to be fair, I found myself wondering just who I was better than. The competitive side soon kicks in and you'll be saying "Surely I can beat them" before you reach the end of the list.

25. Alicia Keys - New York Marathon 2015 - 5:50:52

Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. This year, she added another impressive accolade to her repertoire by completing the New York Marathon

24. Pamela Anderson - New York Marathon 2013 - 5:41:03

She shot to fame in the television show Baywatch, and now, she is shooting for the finish line. Model and actress Pamela Anderson had shown that age is but a number, by taking part in the 2013 New York City Marathon in order to raise funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization


23. Eddie Izzard - London 2009 - 5:00:30

Absent toenails, blisters on top of blisters, 43 marathons in 51 days. Having ran at least 27 miles a day, six days a week, over seven weeks, covering more than 1,110 miles of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, Izzard deserves to be on the list although he didn't actually run an official marathon. The achievement in itself is awe inspiring and we hope to talk to him in the future about his achievement.

22. Chris Evans - London Marathon 2015 - 4:53:15

Widely known as the next host of Top Gear, the former TFI Friday host took to the roads without the aid of the horsepower he'll become accustomed to on the BBC show. Evans completed the London marathon in a respectable time of 4:53

21. Shia LaBeouf - LA Marathon 2010 - 4:35:31

Shia LaBeouf ran the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon—his first—on behalf of the nonprofit U.S. Vets, which provides services to veterans in need. LaBeouf said he was inspired to run for the cause in support of his father, a Vietnam veteran, and his grandfather, who was a Green Beret.

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