Could You Beat These Celebs’ Marathon Times? Bet You Didn’t Know Some Of Them Can Run!

Running is a great way to stay fit: it burns major calories, tones legs beautifully, and is just generally a fun way to get into shape. And there are a ton of big-name celebrities who enjoy the activity. Just like you and I, these famous faces have laced up their shoes one at a time to compete in the ultimate endurance run – the marathon.

Want to know how fast you’d have to run to beat Al Roker, Pamela Anderson, and Drew Carey’s marathon times? Find out how long it took these and other stars to run 26.2 miles, and compare your results with theirs.

If you’ve never run a marathon and would like to try one, REI has an excellent beginners’ training guide.

Oprah Winfrey


Frequent yo-yo dieter Oprah Winfrey swore to herself that she would run a marathon by the time she turned 40.


She honored that pledge by completing the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. in 1994, at 4:29:15. That’s a 10:16/mile pace. Excellent job!