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John and Edward Grimes running in the 27th LA Marathon, in Los Angeles, California at
the weekend. Photo: VIPIreland.com

John and Edward Grimes running in the 27th LA Marathon, in Los Angeles, California at the weekend. Photo: VIPIreland.com

Jedward posted pics on Twitter of their mdeals.

Jedward posted pics on Twitter of their mdeals.

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John and Edward Grimes running in the 27th LA Marathon, in Los Angeles, California at the weekend. Photo: VIPIreland.com

JEDWARD engaged in a little name-dropping as they jogged along Hollywood Boulevard to complete the Los Angeles marathon at the weekend.

Asked who they were by a local TV station, the 'X Factor' sensations replied: "We're Jedward, we came all the way from the UK and Ireland... and we met Barack Obama in Ireland."

Dressed in red, white and blue jogging shorts and jackets emblazoned with the stars and stripes, the Dublin twins, John and Edward Grimes, astonished fans after deciding to do the 26-mile run on a whim -- and an empty stomach, with little sleep.

After posting photos of the medals they got for completing the run on their Twitter page yesterday, the twins claimed they hadn't trained for the event and ate only Raisin Bran cereal and pretzels at an all-night shop before the run.

They flew into Los Angeles the day before to grace the red carpet at the premiere of the latest 'American Pie' movie and saw an ad for the run posted in the hotel lobby.

"We had no sleep. We have done no training. We have not planned this. But we just wanna do it because we are full of 'Jepicness'," (Jedward epicness) they tweeted.

While confessing they were excluded from the VIP/professional area at the start of the run "because we're newbies to the race," the twins are no strangers to epic running times.

Long before they were a household name both brothers were accomplished athletes.

Irish Independent