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P-Diddy finishes the NYC Marathon


#1

I couldn't believe he did it! He suprised me. I guess finishing the marathon has to do with a lot of mental strength. He has my respect now.

I didn't think he'll make it past 10miles but, he finished in 4hrs 14min and 54 sec.

In Health,

Silas Chen


#2

from what i understand he actually was training for it. Also I heard that he was a highschool football player, and to be where he is in the music industry means he has some kind of work ethic. IMHO, I don't think it is very surprising that someone with some sort of athletic talent and work ethic could finish a standard marathon.


#3

hey guys i finished stockholm marathon (that?s in sweden folks!!) at 200+ bodyweight and 30 c last year! last ten km was real torture im just happy that i survived in one piece.b/w bracke


#4

At least he did it for a good cause...I believe his goal was to raise 1 million bucks for NYC children, so kudos to p-diddy...


#5

drew yes he was training for it but, I thought that the trainer had him on the wrong program. And that he started way to late I believe there was only 8 weeks or a month to train for it.


#6

He trained for 8 weeks doing running and lifting. He raised 2 million dollars, double his 1 million dollar goal.


#7

Big "ups" to P Diddy! Seriously, having run the NYC marathon myself, it is not easy. His training was unorthodex (6mile/day and long runs 15 or so miles on the weekends).


#8

When you're a multi-millionaire, it's easy to buy the best trainers and nutritionists around. Not to take anything away from the fact that he actually did it, but he had a lot of help.


#9

His trainer sucked and trained him wrong! At least thats what I thought. he did not get the best trainer. Maybe the best motivator. And he had a lot of heart and dedication to the race I think thats why he won. I have to Give it up to him though HE Won My Respect!!


#10

Maybe I'm just cynical, but with the amount of money the guy has, and makes... you'd think he'd just donate a few mil. To me it seemed like a big publicity stunt.