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‘Today Show’ Hosts Run 2011 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

'Today Show' Hosts Al Roker, Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales Before the Walt Disney World Half Marathon

This weekend, runners from all 50 states and 60 other countries took part in a variety of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events and our sports author Darrell Fry will have some of the highlights later today. But first we wanted to share a fun look at a few familiar faces we ran into before a run – “Today Show” hosts Al Roker, Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales. The trio met with Disney characters at the start line before running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Were you there?


  • I was there! My boyfriend and I ran our first half, it was an absolutely amazing experience! We hadn’t stopped for any character pictures until we got to mile 13 and there was one I just couldn’t pass up, Phineas & Ferb! When we go in line we noticed that Al Roker was right in front of us so we spoke to him briefly then took a picture of him with Phineas and Ferb also!

  • I did the 5K on Friday and the half marathon on Saturday and it was soo much fun. This was my first half marathon and I enjoyed it so much that I am thinking of doing the Disneyland half marathon later this year.

  • I was there with them and was an awesome run!!!

  • This is Stephen’s wife. My husband and his friend, Bill participated in the Goofy run this year. They completed the half marathon on Saturday, then ran in the whole marathon on Sunday. They both had great times. We are so very proud of them. My daughter and I couldn’t miss school to be there to cheer them on. That was very hard for a nine year old to understand. To be honest, this 38 year-old didn’t like iteither.

  • My daughter ran the half to benefit “The M.A.G.I.C. Foundation” , a non profit organization, located in Chicago, for Major Aspects of Growth in Children. Her daughter has Russell Silver Syndrome,a genetic growth disorder.Our family raised over $2000! We called the run “We believe in the MAGIC of Devan”! My daughter beat her own goal by five minutes! Hoping to do this again next year!!

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