December 06, 2011 08:16 AM by Lisa Princ
Kate Gosselin is no stranger to running, as she has been doing it for a few years now, but recently the mom of eight took on a marathon in Las Vegas. Kate participated in the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, which benefited the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and she finished it in four hours, 59 minutes and 21 seconds. Not too shabby if we do say so, but Kate Gosselin had hoped she would finish in better time, as she posted to her Twitter page after the event: “A lot slower than I hoped but I finished & I’m happy!”
What was Kate Gosselin’s motivation for running the 26.2 marathon? Her kids, of course! Prior to her participation in the marathon, Kate told People Magazine that she was hoping to set an example for her children, adding: “I’m running this because I want to show that with dedication and determination anything is possible. I want them to remember this moment when their mom completed a marathon, knowing that nothing in life should stop them from attaining their goals.”
The 36-year-old mom, who had been training for weeks near her home in Pennsylvania often in cold temperatures, went to add that while she is a bit sore, she is ready for the next marathon! Kudos to Kate Gosselin for finishing the marathon, and in great time!
Do you think Kate Gosselin is setting a good example for her kids? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!
Visit our sister site SheKnows for more breaking news about celebrities and entertainment!
Image courtesy of WENN
Topics: Kate Gosselin, Kate Plus 8, TLC Reality TV Shows |
« The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Taylor Armstrong Breaks Down At The Belly Dancing Party | Home | Olivia Newton-John Celebrates 40 Years In The Music Industry »