Alaska governor and former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin may not have won the vice presidency last year, but in a new article from Runner's World, she claims that she could beat President Obama in a running race.
"If [it] were a long race that required a lot of endurance I'd win," Palin said. "I betcha I'd have more endurance. If you ever talk to my old coaches they'd tell you, too. What I lacked in physical strength or skill I made up for in determination and endurance."
I don't think Palin is just talking a good game here. She ran a 3:59 marathon in 2005. If they were racing a marathon, I do think that Palin might be able to take Obama.
Palin also says that she hates to go a day without running. "I have to run," she told Runner's World. "No matter how rotten I feel before or during a run, it's always worth it to me afterwards. Sweat is my sanity."
She also admits to sometimes listening to music for motivation during her runs. Her favorites for running? Van Halen, AC/DC, with a little bit of country music thrown in.