Gen Y Angeleno Shia LaBeouf has confirmed that he will be participating in the 26.2 mile LA Marathon on March 21st to raise money in support and on the behalf of the United States Veterans. Shia has mentioned in several interviews that his father, Jeffrey LaBeouf, fought in Vietnam and his paternal grandfather was a Green Beret in the US Special Forces.
US Vets president and CEO Dwight Radcliff told E! News: "We are delighted and grateful to have Mr. LaBeouf participate in the marathon on our behalf. Shia's father is a Vietnam veteran and running the marathon is a significant way to honor his father's service and the military service of others."
There has been speculation as to whether Shia can endure running the entire marathon. He is constantly spotted jogging around town and ducking into gyms, and has also taken physical beatings with his non-stop action roles over the past few years, including his portrayal of Sam Witwicky in the Transformers franchise and as Indiana Jones' son, Mutt Williams, in the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series. Shia is also a notorious smoker, though, so he will have to continue to train hard.
In any case, go Shia!
Be on the lookout for Shia in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, where he portrays Jacob Moore, a young hedge-fund trader, alongside Michael Douglas and Carey Mulligan.