One of CompleteRunning.com’s most popular columns of all-time is a list of 25 Celebrities Who’ve Run a Marathon by Mark Iocchelli.
Knowing that you totally smoked Al Gore is inspirational for some, but isn’t it even more inspirational to know that you have accomplished something that very famous people have not?
I think so. So here is a list of celebrities who have never covered the 26.2. I’ll even use Mark’s categories:
Brad Pitt: He played Achilles in Troy, but he’s underqualified to play Pheidippides.
Daniel Craig: Excellent free running sequence as 007 in Casino Royale, but can he go the distance?
Jessica Alba: Swimming may be her best sport.
Halle Berry: Ditto.
Dustin Hoffman: Ran regularly while filming Marathon Man but couldn’t run 26.2 without Nazi dentists chasing him.
TV Personality Non-Marathoners
Kiefer Sutherland: Can only run with arms extended and a pistol in his hands, but is unmatched when it comes to Christmas tree wrestling.
CSI cast: Considering the running form displayed in this episode of CSI, I wouldn’t expect too many marathoners to come out of this group.
Tiger Woods: Remind him of this next time you play 18 holes together.
Tyson Gay: The fastest man in America ran a wind-aided 9.68 in the 100 meters last month. If he could hold that pace for 26.2 miles, he would finish his first marathon in 1:08:04.
Keith Richards: Looks the way I feel at the end of a marathon.
Barack Obama: Kenyan genes and a thin build, but he’s running for something else.
Kate Moss: GU has too many calories.