Pete Doherty to run London marathon

Updated: 2007-12-18 17:36

Pete Doherty


British rocker Pete Doherty has made his biggest statement yet he is serious about kicking his drug habit - by training for London's gruelling 26-mile marathon.

The Babyshambles star is desperate to improve his health and shed the weight he gained during a stint in rehab, and so has agreed to take part in next year's annual sporting event.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "He knows that people will be surprised by his efforts to be healthier but he really wants to turn over a new leaf.

A spokesman for Doherty says, "There is some truth to this - you never know what could happen."



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