Day 448-449 - The A List
So this has been done many times before, in much more humorous ways than this, but I started wondering after my last post about the Oprah marathon standard. Essentially there was consideration as to the significance or shame in not beating the time posted by Oprah (4:29.) This of course leads to looking at other notables who have run marathons and their times. Here are some examples you've probably seen before.
Clarence Thomas, Marine Corps Marathon 1980 (3:11)
George W. Bush, Houston Marathon 1993 (3:44:52)
Lynn Swann, New York City 1993 (4:26:21)
Mike Huckabee, Little Rock Marathon 2005 (4:39:04)
Al Gore, Marine Corps Marathon 1997 (4:58:25)
Ted Koppel, Marine Corps Marathon 1983 (5:09)
Katie Holmes, New York City Marathon 2007 (5:29:58)
Mario Lopez, Boston Marathon (5:41:06)
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Los Angeles Marathon 2006 (5:50:49)
David Lee Roth, New York City Marathon (6:04:43)
All that to say, I'm trying not to care too much about the time, but in my likely race I would like to pwn Mr. Lopez (though I will have my shirt on, and apparently he ran with his "girlfriend" at the time) and in my dream race I will stick it to Al Gore. Time will only tell my celebrity marathon ranking to come. If I lose to David Lee Roth I will punish myself by watching the video of "Jump" TWO TIMES IN A ROW! Ouch.
448 1.0 in 11:06
449 3.0 in 33:06