Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A bit of running trivia

Recognize this man?

Yes, that's right, Mr. Ron Burgundy himself, Will Ferrell. I can't wait to see his new movie, Stranger than Fiction, which is opening this weekend.

I've enjoyed most of his movies and loved him as Trojan Cheerleader, Craig Buchanan, on Saturday Night Live. What I didn't know about him is that he's marathon runner as well! He ran NYC in 2001 (5:04:50) and Boston in 2003 (4:02:29). Gee, no wonder I like him!

9 comments:

JustJunebug said...

i am by no means a Will fan, although i did love Elf, but i really want to see this movie!!

Another twentysomething said...

I had no idea either! Its weird but after reading about your marathon conquests, I respect people more for running marathons, Will included. Cool!

Anonymous said...

I love Will!! Kicking and Screaming is one of my favs.

elf said...

There always seem to be a couple of celebs in the big marathons. Of course, we've had Oprah and P. Diddy. But Bobby Flay, Natalie Morales (from NBC--Weekend Today, I think), former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller, and Kim Alexis all ran NYC last weekend.

Even Houston gets its share. Kerri Strug has run here a couple of times, and Shawn Colvin did the half a few years back.

We also have had local "celebrities" run Houston--several of the local news anchors have run here. I think former blogger (and fellow ALRC runner) Lisa Foronda probably wins the trophy for "Fastest PR by a Local News Personality." :)

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TX Runner Girl said...

Erin - I ran NYC the year P. Diddy did...it was funny to see grandma's carrying signs that say "Diddy runs the city" or "Go Diddy Go"! I wondered if they even knew who Diddy was. :O) Ahem, I was wwaaayyy behind him.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the "average" runner (like us) has win a race lottery or QUALIFY to run some of the marathons out there, but if you're "famous" you can just show up and say "I'm going to run this race" and everyone just falls all over themselves for you.

TX Runner Girl said...

Anonymous, I thought the same thing. I didn't see any BQ races in 2003....things that make ya go hmmmmmmm....

I'm pretty sure Lance and Dean didn't have to worry about the lotto for NYC either.tw

Anonymous said...

"You're never to old for space camp, dude."

Stranger than fiction was a very good movie.

Pat
Arizona, USA