After only 8 weeks
of training, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs ran the 26.2 mile 2003 ING New York
Marathon in 3 hours and 58 minutes.
did I meet my goals, I exceeded them," Combs told AllHipHop.com. "I
raised $2 million for the children of New York City. I want to thank God for
giving me the strength to finish what I started & the people of New York
for their support."
Combs, who ran
as Number 30,792, raised the $2 million dollars for various children’s charities,
doubling the $1 million dollar goal he set.
Combs ran a steady
eight to nine minute miles for the race on a sore knee, accompanied by police
and one of his employee’s.
The mogul ran with
his hair cropped in a mohawk, a breathing strip on his nose and sunglasses on
While reports of
Combs finishing the race in 4 hours and 14 minutes, Combs said a chip in his
sneaker captured the 3 hour and 58 minute time.
On Monday, Combs
will leave to tape an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.