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‘Biggest Loser’ Host Alison Sweeney First Celeb to Enter the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon

Darrell Fry

by , Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Plans for the 20th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend are still being developed, but one thing is certain: some celebrities in Hollywood are already starting to line up to run it.

Alison Sweeney, host of the popular reality show “The Biggest Loser,” has just thrown her name into the hat. She recently entered the half marathon. Word is, other celebrities are on the verge of signing up, too, as well as some famous former distance running stars.

For Sweeney, an avid runner, the decision to choose the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was an easy one – her kids’ faces lit up at the prospect of coming to Walt Disney World Resort for the race weekend, January 10-13, 2013.

Sweeney has already started training for the race. Check out this video of her from a recent training run at a park near her Los Angeles-area home where she talks about getting ready for her first runDisney race.

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  • I’ve heard that she’s doing the half marathon, and I’ve heard that she’s doing the Walt Disney World Marathon. It’s the half, right? Just curious…

  • I can’t wait for January! This will be my first WDW Marathon weekend and I am going Dopey! Thanks for coming out to join us Alison! It is going to be the best time you have ever had while running. runDisney knows how to do it right and in honor of the big 20 they are going to take it over the top. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • Where can we get the runDisney jacket?? 🙂

  • AWESOME!! I am running the Half Marathon the day before. This will be my first long distance run as I am also new to running. This has been a bucket list for me and my cousin, who will be joining me on the course, so we figured why not! Hope to see you out there and look forward to just having fun!

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