A new addition to the celebrities group of marathoners, Shia LaBeouf will be joining me and the rest of runners of the Los Angeles Marathon on March 21, 2010. Known for his starring role in Transformers, he will be running to raise money for the non-profit US Vets. Good to finally hear some celebrity marathon news since Ed Norton.
Actress Tanna Frederick (currently starring in Henry Jaglom’s “Irene in Time”) will also be running the marathon to benefit the North Iowa Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NIAMI), and the North Iowa Transition Center (http://www.northiowatransitioncenter.org/). Hopefully Shia and Tanna will shame the rest of the Hollywood celebrities who chose not to join the ranks of celebrity marathoners (especially with *the* marathon in their own backyard!)
Here is a list of famous people who ran the LA Marathon in the past (I better beat Freddie Prinze):*
Scott Bakula, Los Angeles Marathon 2005 (4:10:21)
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Los Angeles Marathon 2006 (5:50:49)
Nick Hexum, Vocalist from 311, Los Angeles Marathon 2006 (5:29:44) and 2007 (5:39:?)
Dexter Holland, Vocalist from The Offspring, Los Angeles Marathon (5:09:?)
*source Wikipedia (http://wikipedia.com)