Matt Damon Gets the Runs

Matt Damon may have packed on the pounds recently, but the new dad proved yesterday that he hasn’t completely surrendered to slothfulness, People magazine reports.

Damon joined the ranks of celebrity triathletes by participating in the Escape to Miami Triathlon, completing his  6.2-mile portion of the challenge (he competed on a team with stepfather Jay Jones and pal Barry Hetherington) in 59 minutes, 54 seconds.

“I knew I was in trouble when the old guy with the oxygen tank passed me,” cracked Damon, who says he decided to participate because “[m]y brother talked me into it.” (Matt’s sibling, Kyle Damon, finished in 27th place, with a time of 2:23:40.)

Damon says he also ran the race because “I’ve got to get in shape for the next thing I’m doing.”

Good to see you taking an honest approach to physical fitness, Matt. Unlike some famous people.

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