Finding the time and mustering the energy to run is always a challenge. Add to the mix a baby not even a year old and you have the formula for NYC Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe's life. Not only is she a mommy, but her full time job is running – running long distances and running them at a fast pace.
Radcliffe holds the world's record for running the 2003 London Marathon in two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds – that's 5:10 a mile pace over the 26.2-mile course! This seasoned marathoner had her first child on Jan. 17, 2007! She was up and running 12 days after her daughter Ilsa was born, and she trained through her pregnancy, under close supervision of her doctor, of course. Her ambition, talent, and determination helped her make it to the NYC marathon finish line beating her closest rival by 23 seconds. Radcliffe's finishing time was two hours 23 minutes 9 seconds! Congratulations, Paula!
I am sure Paula was not the only mommy racing, because we know Katie Holmes was planning on running too. To see how Katie fared in the big apple run, just
After training for three months, Katie was cheered on by Tom and Suri with a finishing of 5:29:58. We can tell by the photos that Katie opted to wear headphones for the race even though they were strongly discouraged. Not that I can blame her since those 26.2 miles can get a little lonely, even with a super star and a super cute baby waiting for you at the finish line.