Kevin Hart just announced on Twitter that he’s running this year’s TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 5. His first marathon ever.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) July 29, 2017
The superstar comedian has been known to host spontaneous 5K runs with his fans while on tour, he’s participated in Nike+ Run Club events, and he was the announcer for the live stream of Nike’s Breaking2 attempt in Monza, italy. It’s obvious that Hart is a big time runner. So it only makes sense that his next running endeavor, or “moonshot” as he’s calling it, is to run the biggest marathon in the nation.
In his video announcement, Hart says he was inspired by Eliud Kipchoge’s unofficial marathon record of 2 hours and 25 seconds achieved at the Nike Breaking2 attempt. Initially, Hart’s moonshot was going to be a half marathon, but he continues in the video “instead of doing a half marathon, what I’m going to do is a half marathon twice.”
We’ll see how Hart fares come November, but in the meantime, he has three months of training ahead of him.