Celebrities make everything look easy and when it comes to running, even they are just like the rest of us. As Haruki Murakami, marathon runner and novelist put it, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Here’s a list of celebrities, famous personalities and big-name athletes of whom you might not get a chance to work alongside but you can definitely get a glimpse of what it’s like to be in their running shoes.
1. Rahul Bose
Rahul Bose, the actor, is the man of various talents. He is also a writer, a runner and a rugby player who represented India in the sport. He was the Ambassador of the Mumbai Marathon in 2007. The 50 year old actor is an active runner and is seen participating at several marathons.
2. Raghuram Rajan
The 54 year old former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is one of the renowned economists in the world. Not many people know that Raghuram Rajan is health conscious and spends a lot of time running. He has been spotted in several marathons over the years and is known for his love for sports.
3. John Abraham
The fitness icon and actor, John Abraham is another celeb who loves running. The 43 year old actor has officially been declared as the brand ambassador for Asia’s largest marathon. In one of his interviews, John commented – “Marathon is the best medicine. I wish everyday could be like the marathon day.”
4. Anil Ambani
Anil Ambani the business tycoon, is a well-known runner and is a regular participant in marathons. He believes in keeping himself fit and challenges his peers like Niranjan Hirnandani to participate at such occasions. In few interviews, he also has spoken about how running keeps him up to the mark.
5. Milind Soman
Milind Soman is a true inspiration for anyone who loves running, given how much he does for the sport. The 51 year old model has been following the sport quite seriously. In a lot of events, he’s also seen running barefoot.
6. Katrina Kaif
While some actors run for their love for the sport, Katrina Kaif along with her gang participated in a run for the Swades Foundation recently.
7. Gul Panag
Gul Panag is yet another actor who is a sports enthusiast. Apart from her love for automobiles, she loves to be an active participant when it comes to running in a marathon.