10/12/2013 03:06 pm ET

Sean Astin Of ‘Rudy,' ‘Lord Of The Rings' Fame Ready For Chicago Marathon


People tend to recognize actor Sean Astin (think “Goonies,” “Rudy” or “Lord of the Rings”) in starting corals before marathons.

“I’ll lean in and take a few quick pictures, but for the most part, everybody’s aware of the fact that they’re just about to go to the bathroom or just went to the bathroom, or how many seconds it is till the start and they’re checking their watch, we all have what we’re doing in common, and that makes it fun,” said Astin, 42, who is running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday.

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