Kovalainen to run New York marathon

Tue, 28 August 2007, 10:56

Heikki Kovalainen has revealed that he plans to run in the famous New York marathon later this year.

The Renault rookie, who is hoping to be retained by the French team for 2007, said he would try to beat the benchmark set by fellow formula one driver Jarno Trulli in the race a few years ago.

“I think he ran it in four hours something, so I’ll be looking to beat his time for sure,” the Finn cheerfully wrote in his column for the BBC.

25-year-old Kovalainen cautioned, however, that training for grand prix racing is not the ideal preparation for a long-distance running race.

“I have to make sure I stick with my F1-specific training – things like special weight-training schedules and neck-muscle building exercises – alongside the extra running I have to do,” he added.

The 42km New York City marathon, which is sponsored by Renault title backer ING, will be held this year on November 4.

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