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Kate Gosselin ran her first marathon Sunday, Dec. 4, a grueling 26.2 mile trek through Sin City in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The determined reality star wore a black shirt that read "Finishing Is Winning," and spandex tights for the event that attracted more than 44,000 runners for two races -- a full (26.2 mile) and half (13-mile) course.

Before posing for pics -- including a shot with a pair of showgirls -- the 36-year-old beauty took to Twitter to share some of her strategies toward keeping energized for the grueling trek.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Runs Her First Marathon In Las Vegas

"Eating lunch... Tiny blueberry scone, apple bran muffin and mac&cheese. Hoping for fuel from these fine carby foods! :)," the athletic mother-of-eight tweeted to her 65,000+ followers Sunday, adding her "kids are having a marathon party at home while I'm actually running it."

Kenya native Peter Omae, 33, won the full race with a time of 2:29:13.


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