She”s used to chasing after her children (and at times being chased by paparazzi) but Kate Gosselin had a different reason to be running down the famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday: finishing a marathon.
The mother of eight, who bundled up on an unusually chilly night with a top that said “Finishing Is Winning,” completed her first marathon in 4 hours, 59 minutes and 21 seconds.
“I”m not one to do anything lightly,” Gosselin, 36, told us before running the Rock “n” Roll Las Vegas Marathon. “I either do it or I kill it. I guess this is considered killing it.”
Gosselin, who”s been a runner for three years, trained for the marathon on the roads near her Wernersville, Pa., home, often in below-freezing temperatures.
And by finishing 26.2 miles, Gosselin hopes to set an example for her children.
“I”m running this because I want to show that with dedication and determination anything is possible,” she said. “I want them to remember this moment when their mom completed a marathon, knowing that nothing in life should stop them from attaining their goals.”
The lesson does come at a cost, however: “This will probably be one of the most painful messages I will ever impart to them,” she said.