What has David Lee Roth been up to since the 2007-2008 Van Halen tour? It seems that a few months ago he took part in the NYC Marathon. Here’s the VH-related excerpt from The Huffington Post story:
More than 40,000 people of all shapes and sizes are taking part in this year’s New York York City Marathon. While the field features several elite athletes, the vast majority of entrants are average Americans running for the love of the race (and maybe to drop a few pounds, too).
The New York City Marathon is considered to be the world’s largest and, since its founding in 1970, has become one of the most popular. Over 2 million spectators line the streets, bridges, and roadways of New York to watch the racers run (and let’s face it, sometimes walk), while another 315 million watch on TV.
Below you’ll find some fun facts and trivia about the marathon. While it may not be as impressive as actually competing in the event, you can be sure that knowing these will make you the most popular person at your marathon party!
1. Some Celebrity Marathoners Are Actually Pretty Good. While the likes of David Lee Roth (6:04:43) and Mike Huckabee (5:33:39) did about as well as you’d expect them to do, some celebs who’ve tried their hand at marathon running have put in some respectable times. William Baldwin (3:24:29), Meredith Baxter (4:08:30), and Anthony Edwards (3:55:40), who’s running it again this year, have some of the best celebrity times in the New York City Marathon. Of course Lance Armstrong blows these times out of the water with his 2:46:43 finish, but we’re going to say that he’s in a slightly different category than everybody else. 
Sure seems like something Dave would do! This raises some interesting questions: Is he training for a Van Halen tour? Was he wearing Eddie’s new EVH striped running shoes?
This reminds of of Dave’s old quote, “I used to run, but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass…”
These Behind-the-scenes photos from the Van Halen tour are copyright Robert Yager.