All it took were a few hours with Ron Burgundy to get a mega crowd of nearly 11,000 to come out and watch the Canadian curling Olympic trials yesterday.
Sure, some were curling fans, but being the nosy, celebrity-obsessed creatures that we are, many just went to the MTS Centre to see Will Ferrell’s buffoonery as a guest host.
If Ron Burgundy can produce curling fans that easily, I don’t see why this list of celebrities who run marathons can’t get a few folks on the running wagon. And you’ll never guess who’s number one on the list.
Will Ferrell (for real!) – 3:56:12 at the 2003 Boston Marathon.
Katie Holmes – 5:29:58 at the New York City Marathon.
P. Diddy – 4:14:54 at the 2003 New York City Marathon.
Al Gore – 4:58:25 at the Marine Corps Marathon in 1997…while he was still Vice President!
Shia LaBeouf – 4:35:31 at the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon.
Oprah Winfrey – 4:29:15 at the Marine Corps Marathon
Ryan Reynolds – 3:50:22 at the 2008 New York City Marathon.
Drew Carey – 4:41:39 at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon.
Pamela Anderson – 5:41:03 at the 2013 New York City Marathon.
Alanis Morissette – 4:17:03 at the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon
- Stay classy, Winnipeg: Ron Burgundy goes curling ahead of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (metro.co.uk)
- ‘Stay Classy, Winnipeg’: Ron Burgundy Does Curling Color Commentary (mediaite.com)
- Ron Burgundy keeps curling classy (globalnews.ca)
- Ron Burgundy explains meaning of ‘Winnipeg’ during curling competition (ftw.usatoday.com)