British rap star MIKE SKINNER has discovered a hidden talent for long-distance running after taking up the sport to get fit. The Streets star quit alcohol and cigarettes to get in training for the New York Marathon in November (06) and can already run the 26.2 miles in under three hours. Skinner - currently on tour in the US - says, "I broke the three hour barrier the other day in Little Rock, Arkansas. "It's going well but I got burned and had to stop when I started going into a dream-like heatstroke state on the dusty 100 degree roadside."