By George_Carey

George Clooney loses marathon bet

marathonGeorge Clooney, the Hollywood actor, is poised to run next year’s London Marathon after losing a bet with a celebrity friend, according to The Telegraph.

The heart-throb reportedly promised Christy Turlington he would take part in the 2016 race if she finished in under four hours.

Miss Turlington, a Calvin Klein model, completed the 26.2-mile course on Sunday for her charity Every Mother Counts in three hours and 45 minutes.

Clooney is said to have claimed he will run next year while wearing one of her organisation’s T-shirts.

Speaking before the race, Miss Turlington said: “Thinking about George running a marathon and having a good night’s sleep before the race will help my time.

Clooney is a famous philanthropist and has helped to highlight a range of charitable causes over the years.

He founded Not On Our Watch, a charity that has donated millions of dollars to help those suffering in Darfur and elsewhere.

Clooney was also named United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2008 to help raise public awareness and support for the UN’s global peacekeeping efforts.

Other celebrities to take part in the London Marathon were Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, TV presenter Jenni Falconer, Formula One driver Jenson Button, Radio 1 DJ Greg James and double Olympic gold medallist rower James Cracknell.

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