Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rock And Roll Runners


(from fitsugar)

So would you be more likely to attend an event because a celebrity was involved? Who is someone you'd like to run with - maybe Lance Armstrong? What about a triathlon - Teri Hatcher? I'd probably attend a cycling event to ride with Robin Williams.

In a similar vein, I wrote about Rock and Roll Wine over at the 50 States Of Wine.

9 comments:

  1. I would not be more apt to run a race because a celebrity is running. In fact, celebrities tend to hit the bigger races, which I usually avoid. This works out well because the last thing I need is a celebrity stalking me...

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  2. I will not tell a lie - you put Viggo Mortensen in a race and I will be there in a heartbeat.

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  3. It wouldn't sway me to do a race. The celebs usually do the big races anyways so my likelyhood of actually seeing them is so slim.

    I did beat Al Roker at the Chicago RnR Half - although I'm not sure if that is something to brag about...

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  4. I have to say there aren't that many celebs who would get me out there just for the chance to see them. Maybe Lance...(still fantasizing that he has always been clean!)

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  5. If I heard Kovas was doing a local race...

    I've raced a great triathlon in La Jolla called the San Diego Triathlon Challenge which is a fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. I was able to race alongside Rick and Dick Hoyt, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Sarah Reinertsen, and Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Robin Willimas even did the bike portion). Racing with those celebrities was truly humbling and was one of my best triathlon experiences.

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  6. i've run some marathons where there was a celebrity running.. but i've never seen them. except Al Roker. does he count? :]

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  7. For a three-legged race with my partner being Dolvett...

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  8. I get about 4 Facebook messages a year about the old days...does that put me on at least the z list? If so I'll post my race schedule.

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  9. I would NOT be more likely to run a race for a celebrity siting with ONE exception...and most people would have no clue who he is, but he is a real runner, triathlete, and happens to be one of my most favorite authors: Haruki Murakami. He's like John Lennon - if John had been a novelist and lived in Japan.

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