Who is the fastest z-list celeb when it comes to Marathon running?

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30/01/2013 at 11:12

Michel Roux regularly beats Ramsey

cougie    pirate
30/01/2013 at 11:18
Matthew Parris the MP ? He was well under 3 hours.
30/01/2013 at 11:18

Depending on your definition of z-list celeb, Matthew Parris, MP/journalist: 2:32:57.  Tasty!

More obviously in the public eye as a celeb-marafun-runner, Tony Audenshaw (Emmerdale): 2:58:49.  Not bad!

30/01/2013 at 11:34

Google is your friend:


Results from 2012 place Nell mcAndrew as the fastest, with James cracknell being the only other one to break the 3 hour mark. 

Quite happy to admit I don't recognise most of the people shown in the photos 

30/01/2013 at 11:38

I shouldn't have started looking, some americans as well:


Most impressive (to me) is George W Bush doing sub 3:45 in 1993.  For some reason, I'm suspicious of Lance Armstrong improving by 15 minutes between 2006 and 2007    

30/01/2013 at 11:41
stutyr wrote (see)




"Hell, sometimes they run London Marathon's and all!"

"But what about the star's finishing times?"

Quality journalism!

30/01/2013 at 11:44
Lance was a top triathlete long before he was a cyclist
30/01/2013 at 11:58
cougie wrote (see)
Matthew Parris the MP ? He was well under 3 hours.


30/01/2013 at 12:32

Matthew Parris was a quality runner.

While we are on the subject of politicians, and getting a bit obscure, Mikuláš Dzurinda, former Prime Minister of Slovakia, ran 2:54:xx, and whilst Premier did NYC and London (3:36:xx) 

30/01/2013 at 12:35

Reliability obviously questionable but wiki page linked below lists quite a few...




30/01/2013 at 12:50

How did the Big Brother contestant who's name escapes me get on at London? Jade Goody! With a name like that she must have had a Good-y time!

30/01/2013 at 12:50
She's good mates with Lance so maybe he gave her some "nutrition advice"
30/01/2013 at 12:57

From that Wiki link,

Alan Turing, mathematician and cryptologist, 1947 Amateur Athletic Championships Marathon (2:46:03)

Seems like the geeky image of your typical  boffin / codebreaker / computer scientist doesn't include an inability to do sport.

30/01/2013 at 14:17

30/01/2013 at 20:21

Nell McAndrew's ace now she's a runner.  She always used to be lame as a z lister.  Excellent to see that she's still running through her pg too (apologies in advance for link to Daily Hell) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2238618/Expectant-mother-Nell-McAndrew-goes-run-confessed-shell-exercising-pregnancy.html


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