Actor and U.S. Marine Rob Riggle, famous for his role on the Daily Show and in movies such as “Step Brothers” and “The Hangover,” will serve as an honorary starter for the 37th Marine Corps Marathon on October 28 in Washington, D.C.
Riggle is an Emmy Award-winning actor who is also a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. Before his acting career, Riggle was on active duty in Marine Corps Aviation and has over 22 years of U.S. military service.
Riggle will be joined by 2012 Olympic marathon runner Shalane Flanagan at the MCM start line in Arlington, VA to start the event.
In a press release from MCM Riggle gave a statement on participating:
"I'm very proud to be a Marine and I'm honored to be involved with this year's Marine Corps Marathon," says Riggle. "Of course I wish I could run in the race, but someone's got to start the thing ... and cheer on the runners ... and perhaps have a hot dog and a beer."
For more on Riggle and Flanagan visit the event’s website.