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“Biggest Loser” Host To Run Disney Half Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 24, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM UTC
Alison Sweeney

Additional celebrities expected to enter in the coming weeks.

From: Running USA

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney headlines a list of celebrities who will be a part of the 20th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna.

Sweeney, an aspiring author (she has two books coming out in the next couple of years) and well-known for her role on Days of Our Lives in addition to The Biggest Loser, is entered in the Disney half Marathon during the Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 10-13, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

Sweeney is an avid runner who has competed in various marathons and half-marathons around the country, however the Disney half-marathon will be her first runDisney event. Sweeney is expected to attend the race along with her husband and two children.

“With all of the cool new elements that will be part of this special 20th anniversary Disney marathon weekend, this seemed like the race to run in 2013,” said Sweeney. “We’re going to make it a family trip so my husband and kids can share in this fun experience.”

 

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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