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Bobby Flay Broke a Sweat at the London Marathon

The celebrity chef finished ahead of 44 percent of other runners in the men’s division

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Flay credits getting a spot in the marathon to Food Network.

Many famed chefs have skills and interests outside of the kitchen. For example, chef José Andrés recently made his debut as a rapper with an auto-tuned song about Donald Trump. This weekend, despite a busy schedule as a celebrity chef, Bobby Flay joined thousands of runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

On Instagram, Flay posted a picture with his medal and wrote that he was able to finish the marathon in four hours and 28 minutes. According to runner statistics on RunPix, the chef ran an average speed of 6 miles per hour.

“Not exactly @usainbolt speed but I hit the finish line and saw the gorgeous city of #london one step at a time,” Flay wrote in the caption.

However, it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision — Flay says that he trained for the marathon for five months, cutting out alcohol and even suffering some injuries along the way.


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