Thursday, September 23, 2010

Johnny Weir at High Heel-A-Thon in NYC

Johnny Weir was a participant in the 2010 LIVE! With Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon. The event took place in New York City on Wednesday, September 22nd. The event is a 150-yard dash in which the contestants strap on a pair of three inch or higher heels and race in support of The Heart of Truth Campaign and a chance to win some extravagant prizes. Prizes included a new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta and $10,000 in cash.  The second place winner received $5,000, and the third place winner $2500. 

In addition to hosting the event LIVE! donated $50,000 to the cause, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon video (Includes both ladies and mens races plus a short interview with Johnny Weir)

Source for second Regis and Kelly High Heel-A-Thon video

I originally saw the above photo as a Twitpic, but the file was corrupted when I saved it. So I went to the source at and found it. It was part of a caption contest.  The winning caption was by Marta McGough: 'Oh these? I can so quadruple axel in them!'

Sources and References:
The Thread: Running in Heels with Kelly Ripa
Fit Chick in the City: Live’s High Heel-A-Thon
Johnny Weir Daily 2010 LIVE! HIGH HEEL-A-THON
LIVE's High Heel-A-Thon
Hollywire: Kelly Ripa Leads High Heel-a-thon!
LIVE! With Regis and Kelly Homepage
The Heart of Truth Campaign
Regis and Kelly's 2nd High Heel-a-thon
Johnny Weir in Feature 
Accidental Sexiness: Kristin Chenoweth and Johnny Weir rock high heels in race for charity


PumaJ said...

Those shoes! Wowsers!

WheresMyKoppy said...

LOL! You have to admire these guys for even trying this, don't you?! I kind of like some of the shoes, Johnny's included; but I don't think I want to ever try this race!