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

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30/01/2013 at 11:04

I know Gordon Ramsay can put in a decent shift was wondering if anyone else there wasnt half bad. I'm assuming Nell McAndrew would be the fastest going in under 3 hours last year.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
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:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/london-marathon-celebrity-runners-finish-802447

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:

http://running.about.com/od/famousrunners/tp/celebritymarathonrunners.htm

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)

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/london-marathon-celebrity-runners-finish-802447

 

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

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

Quality journalism!

30/01/2013 at 11:43
stutyr wrote (see)

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

http://running.about.com/od/famousrunners/tp/celebritymarathonrunners.htm

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    

Haha I remember reading about Lance Armstrong doing a triathalon and I was staggered by his times ........ then a few weeks later all the drug stuff came out. The problem is LA probably is actually an exceptional athlete but his need for drugs tipped him over the edge and will make everyone forget about anything he's achieved. As Ben Johnsons doctor once said 'You can give steroids to a donkey, but its not going to make him a racehorse.'

Not that Im in anyway condoning what he did, Im just saying if the fool hadn't gone down that path, he may well have done well naturally.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
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.

2:32

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
30/01/2013 at 12:24
"Lance was a top triathlete long before he was a cyclist"   Indeed yes, he won triathlons even as a junior, so the ability was there. Such a shame he took the road he did.
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...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_marathoners_who_are_non-running_specialists

 

 

30/01/2013 at 12:43
Also-ran wrote (see)

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) 

 

legend777 wrote (see)

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_marathoners_who_are_non-running_specialists

 

 

How did Oprah manage to get round in 4 hours 30 minutes? I always assumed she was ...... well ....ummm, how do I put this delicately ... a 'larger than life' character ...

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 13:34
Also-ran wrote (see)

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.

Why do I get the impression that post was more about you, than it was about Alan Turing

Don't worry also - ran, I think youre the geek that done good!

 

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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