As OK! was the first to report several weeks ago, Katie Holmes quietly slipped into her running shoes Sunday morning and, along with almost 40,000 other dedicated runners, ran more than 26 miles through the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan to complete the grueling New York City Marathon.
The morning began at sunrise for the Cruise/Holmes family, as they departed their room at the Carlyle hotel at 6:30 a.m. However, the race itself was all about a personal effort by Katie, as the Thank You for Smoking actress was able to run much of the distance while going unnoticed by cameras or other competitors.
Katie, 28, remained just another runner until she entered the stretch, along Manhattan’s 1st Avenue, where a clandestinely dressed Tom awaited her to give her a congratulatory kiss. Sources tell OK! that her superstar hubby had also planned on throwing a huge bash in a tent in Central Park near Tavern on the Green, with all her family flown in from Ohio. Katie finished the race in 5 hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds.
In the months leading up to the race, OK! reported that Katie had been quietly training during early morning runs in both Berlin — where Tom was filming his upcoming movie Valkyrie — and around their neighborhood in Beverly Hills.
“Kate is determined to finish the race,” a source close to the couple revealed to OK! at the time. “She’s as fit and toned as ever.”
Tom, Katie and little baby Suri all arrived in the Big Apple early Friday morning, after taking a red-eye flight on a private jet from Los Angeles, where the couple had strode the red carpet for the premiere of Tom’s new film Lions for Lambs… and where some not-so-keen observers convinced themselves that Katie was hiding a baby bump under her dress.