Shia LaBeouf, Audrina Patridge, Gordon Ramsay run the L.A. Marathon, so you don't have to
Film actors Shia LeBeouf and Sean Astin were among the nearly 25,000 runners, as were reality personalities Gordon Ramsay of "Hell's Kitchen," Audrina Patridge of "The Hills" and Andy Baldwin of "The Bachelor." Baldwin, a former Iron Man triathlete, finished in 3 hours and 24 minutes, according to Access Hollywood, which also has times for LaBeouf, Astin and Ramsay. Patridge, who was doing the run for charity, tweeted that she crossed the finish line with the Sunshine Kids.
Allison Iraheta of "American Idol" fame sang the national anthem -- click here and scroll down for the video -- to kick things off, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were among those cheering along the route.
Knowing that celebs were among those running their butts off makes the Ministry -- which got stuck for hours Sunday afternoon in epic, marathon-induced traffic trying to make it from Long Beach to the northern side of the 30-mile zone -- feel soooo much better.
(The Ministry is, of course, lying. Perhaps we should've simply run to our engagement -- or checked the street closure list before hitting the road.)
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Credit: Run, Shia, run! Did LaBeouf know his training in the "Transformers" sequel might pay off some day on the streets of Santa Monica? Credit: Robert Zuckerman / Paramount Pictures