Sarah Palin secretly runs a half marathon, beats Rick Perry’s most recent time by three minutes. A precursor to the upcoming GOP primaries?

Greta Van Susteren of Fox News posted this pic of Palin running the half marathon.

I posted a few weeks back about the athletic abilities of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates.

Looks like Sarah Palin is upping the ante on athletic ability.

After giving a speech at a Tea Party rally in Iowa over the Labor Day weekend, Palin ran a half-marathon in 1:46:10, an average pace of 8:06 minutes per mile.

The time is about 3 minutes faster than GOP Candidate Rick Perry‘s last half marathon, in 2009, and just a minute slower than Perry’s recent half marathon PR, set in 2006.

The race was the “Jump Right in and Run” half marathon and it was sponsored by the Storm Lake Running Club. According to The Huffington Post, Palin registered for the race under her maiden name, Sarah Heath and listed her hometown as Des Moines, Iowa.

Palin…uh, make the Heath, placed second in the 40- to 49-year-old age-group.

An 8:06 for a half-marathon ain't bad at all.

Palin even wrote a thank you letter to Storm Lake on her Twitter page.

“Thank you, Storm Lake, Iowa. You put on a great event & we loved meeting some great folks in your beautiful town today!”

Sarah Palin's Twitter page

Hannah Campbell of the Storm Lake running club told the Des Moines Register that she didn’t know Palin had registered for the race.

“No one in our planning committee knew…,” Campbell said.

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7 Responses to Sarah Palin secretly runs a half marathon, beats Rick Perry’s most recent time by three minutes. A precursor to the upcoming GOP primaries?

  1. Heh, she’s pretty speedy.
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  2. Allison says:

    that is too funny–I grew up with a girl named Julie Marks in Iowa. It’s the right age, too…wonder if she beat Sarah?

  3. lindsay says:

    that’s a solid time. i hope i’m still running 8:00/miles when i’m in my 40s!
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  4. Myriam says:

    Good God, I’m surprised she didnt get lost or did something stupid

  5. Reese says:

    Are we sure she wasn’t registered for a full and quit halfway?

  6. RunTheLine says:

    I wonder how many disguises she has! Surely someone recognised her?
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  7. gene says:

    I think she is an awesome runner!!!!

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