Julia trained for half-marathon during `Eat, Pray and Love`

Updated: May 26, 2010, 08:48 AM IST

London: Actress Julia Roberts sought training for half-marathon while filming for her new movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.

The star admits that training in the heat of India, Bali and Italian summer gave her an advantage.

"I trained a lot while I was doing the movie and it was so hot there, I think it was to my advantage that I had trained under such dire circumstances," express.co.uk quoted her as saying.

She said her husband Danny Moder persuaded her to test herself by taking on the 21.7-km charity run in California in December last year, once filming on the epic movie wrapped up and Roberts was back in America five months after travelling through India, Italy and Bali.