Matt Damon is getting serious about his plans to run the Boston Marathon in April (05) - he ran a five kilometre (3.1 mile) minimarathon in Boston, Massachusetts, in just under 24 minutes on Thanksgiving Day (25NOV04).

THE BOURNE IDENTITY star, who quit smoking earlier this year (04) as part of a major new health kick, trains daily for the gruelling marathon.

He says, "I run like five miles a day."

27/11/2004 01:48