Next time you're chasing down a marathon PR, keep your head up, or you might miss some of the famous race faces all around you. Check out these 12 celebrity marathoners, in order by finish time, to see who might be in your pace group. You'll never believe which unlikely star covered 26.2 miles in the fastest time. (PLUS: You'll need to follow these 10 Tips to Running Your Best Marathon if you want to try.)
Katie Holmes, 5:29:58
After stopping to greet then-husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri at Mile 23, Katie Holmes went on to cross the finish line of the 2007 New York City Marathon looking so strong and photogenic it launched an elaborate conspiracy theory as to whether she had run the race at all. Her split times should lay speculation to rest, but the mystery of how she managed 26.2 miles in boot-cut yoga pants lives on.
Eddie Izzard, 5:00:30
In 2009, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard not only ran a marathon, he ran 43 marathons in 51