Did She or Didn't She?

I'm a runner. I'm also a fan of conspiracy theories. So when there's a conspiracy theory out about a runner, I'm all over it, baby:

Did Katie Holmes really run the NYC Marathon? Inquiring minds offer proof that indicates she didn't. More data and details can be found at Defamer, which is the coolest site I stopped reading in the past year.

My favorite comment from the Kahuna's post: When the letter from Tom's lawyer arrives, be sure to scan and post it. I can't wait.


  1. I'm not a big fan of Katie Holmes, but that was just silly. There's no evidence at all that she didn't run the whole thing. And what are we talking about anyway? A full hour slower than Oprah's time? Why would I doubt that anyone could do that?

  2. Theres also a rumor that she was going to be "let" into Boston without a qualifying time. Apparently she backed of the deal in fear of bad press :)

    who knows, I'm just glad I'm not a celebrity so I can do what I want without everyone eying me.

  3. Thanks for the comment, Jerry - I think some of the "evidence" points are interesting.

    Moreover, a time of 5:29 puts Katie right around the 75% percentile for women. If I were a woman about the same place, I might want to see some proof, too.

    One of the beautiful things about running road races is that - in many ways - the elite and the famous usually have to do the same course the same way as the rest of us. I don't think either one of us have gotten to play baseball in a place as beautiful as Yankee Stadium, but we can run the same races at the same time as elite runners and others. If someone attempts to "work" the system, I think it's worthy of mentioning.

    Besides, I don't like Tom Cruise. I think he's a nutball. ;)

    And I agree with Ron - I'm glad nobody's checking into my stuff.

  4. Concerning getting into Boston without a qualifying time, lots of minor celebrities do it every year. I don't like it, but I don't see why it became such a big deal when someone said Katie Holmes might do it.
    Yes, Tom Cruise is a nut.
    Of course, a lot of people say the same about us. Being a nut isn't necessarily a reason to dislike anyone.
    Tom's nuttiness unfortunately affects a lot of people, and sometimes very negatively.

  5. I think it's not fair that someone should be let into a race just because of their status. It's kind of liking cutting in line, it's just rude.

    Lots of people worked hard and earned their way into Boston, and I wouldn't say it was a slap in the face, but is definitely disrespectful to them. Katie is a millionaire, she has all the time AND the money to buy a personal trainer and work her way into it. Not doing so shows how sad her character truly is.

    That said, I really don't care. All those people worked hard regardless, and she knows that she didn't. That is good enough for me.

  6. On the Boston talk, there are those loop-holes where you can run Boston for a charity and not need to qualify. My friend did that, she finished Boston in 5:15--I think alot of people get to run Boston without the need to qualify. If all this Katie stuff is true (and as intrigued by it as I am, can't say I necessarily care...), then she could run Boston without qualifying if she says she'd give just a portion of her monthly paycheck to charity.


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