New York Marathon 2008
“Why in the hell were their nipples bleeding,” asked Ryan Reynolds in his Huffington Post blog entry discussing his marathon training. A few years before signing up for the New York Marathon, Reynolds witnessed the end of the race in all its glory. He may have been inspired but raw emotion, yet swore that he wouldn’t put himself through the ordeal. But after meeting Michael J. Fox, whose battle with Parkinson disease hit close to home, Reynolds committed himself training in homage to his father. “Every other day I train,” he wrote. “I run like a bastard all morning. Not since the discovery of Junior High School has a torture been so effective.” The Safe House star (and his nipples) fared well in the race, clocking in under four hours.
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