Vanessa Carlton is hoping to follow in the footsteps of SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS, by running the New York City Marathon.

The THOUSAND MILES singer is currently training with the hopes of being one of the 30,000 picked in the lottery drawing to compete in the 26.2-mile run, which Combs completed in 2003.

Carlton applied last week (ends13MAY05) to be on US pop station Z100's team, reports MTV NEWS.

The marathon takes place on 6 November (05).

18/05/2005 09:14