Kate Middleton isn’t allowed to run marathons for *this* (totally logical) reason

Between playing soccer in wedges and racing Prince William and Prince Harry, there’s no denying that Kate Middleton is the sportiest royal (sorry, Meg). But athleticism aside, she won’t be training for a marathon any time soon and the reason why actually makes a lot of sense.

Bryony Gordon, a journalist and friend of the royal family, stopped by the British talk show Loose Women and revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t allowed to partake in public 26.2 mile runs for safety reasons. 

The Eat, Drink, Run author explained that she learned this interesting tidbit during her first hangout sesh with K-Middy at the London Marathon in 2017. When Gordon asked Middleton if she would ever consider running the race, the royal responded, “Oh no, security and all that,” to which she jokingly replied, “If I can do the marathon, you can.” That’s when the journalist added that Prince William reportedly promised to run a marathon in Kenya at some point in his life. Middleton’s response? “I’ll believe it when I see it!”

Since the 2018 London Marathon included 40,000 participants, it makes sense that being surrounded by that many sweaty plebeians would pose a threat to a royal family member.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for that Kenyan race, though, Wills.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays hockey with the GB hockey teams at the Riverside Arena in the Olympic Park in London March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY OLYMPICS)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays hockey with the GB hockey teams at the Riverside Arena in the Olympic Park in London March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY OLYMPICS)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays hockey with the GB hockey teams at the Riverside Arena in the Olympic Park in London March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY OLYMPICS)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to Bacon's college to launch the Coach core sports programme, which is a partnership between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Greenhouse charity, a day before the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in Rotherhithe, London July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SPORT TABLE TENNIS OLYMPICS)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to Bacon's college to launch the Coach core sports programme, which is a partnership between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Greenhouse charity, a day before the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in Rotherhithe, London July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: EDUCATION SPORT OLYMPICS ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to Bacon's college to launch the Coach core sports programme, which is a partnership between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Greenhouse charity, a day before the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in Rotherhithe, London July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: EDUCATION SPORT OLYMPICS ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Copper Box stadium after watching Great Britain play Lithuania in goalball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/POOL (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SPORT)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge play a reaction game in the new gym during the official launch of The Football Association's National Football Centre at St George's Park in Burton upon Trent, central England October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SPORT SOCCER ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St. Andrew's, which she attended from 1986 to 1995, in Berkshire, southern England November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION ROYALS)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St. Andrew's, which she attended from 1986 to 1995, near Pangbourne in Berkshire, southern England November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION ROYALS)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball as she attends a SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London October 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Bebber/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT VOLLEYBALL)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St. Andrew's, which she attended from 1986 to 1995, near Pangbourne in Berkshire, southern England November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION ROYALS)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in welly wanging, as Prince William (L) and Prince Harry watch, with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Tim Ireland/Pool
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in welly wanging, as Prince William watches, with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ian Vogler/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays table tennis as she attends a charity event at city company ICAP, in central London, Britain December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jeremy Selwyn/pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays cricket with children at a ground in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays table tennis as she attends a charity event at city company ICAP, in central London, Britain December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jeremy Selwyn/pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket with children and former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Dilip Vengsarkar (R) at a ground in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays cricket with children at a ground in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Duchess of Cambridge plays basketball at the Donald Dewer Leisure centre in Glasgow.
The Duchess of Cambridge plays basketball at the Donald Dewer Leisure centre in Glasgow.
The Duchess of Cambridge plays co-ordination games Kaionel during her visit the Anna Freud Centre for Children in Islington.
Catherine, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, runs across Manly beach in Sydney April 18, 2014. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are on the second leg of a 19 day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, joins Ben Ainslie, front right, and the Land Rover BAR team, who are challenging for the 2017 America's Cup, on board their training boat as they run a training circuit on the Solent in Portsmouth, Britain, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool
Britain's Prince William, reacts with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, after running in a relay race, during a training event to promote the charity Heads Together, at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in London, Britain, February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
The Duchess of Cambridge rows in a dragon boat across Dalvay lake in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ........NO SALES to Landov picture Agency
The Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water as joins Sir Ben Ainslie (not in picture) and the crew of the Land Rover BAR for training circuit on the Solent when she visited the Land Rover BAR Base HQ in Portsmouth.
Britiain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, disembark from a tall ship after lowering sail in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry take part in a relay race, during a training event to promote the charity Heads Together, at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in London, Britain, February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William ride in the front of a boat as they watch the America's Cup World Series Race, on the Solent, in Portsmouth, Britain July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tim Ireland/Pool
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), steers a dragon boat as she races against her husband Prince William on a lake in Dalvay-by-the Sea, Prince Edward Island July 4, 2011. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (CANADA - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
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