Victoria Beckham is reportedly set to follow in her friend Katie Holmes footsteps and run the New York Marathon.

According to Contact Music the former Spice Girl has allegedly been training for the event in the Big Apple this Sunday.

Holmes completed the run in five hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds.

Beckham is set to take on the same feat a source told Now magazine: "It was meant to be a big secret.

"She’s been training for months with the main goal of running in the New York marathon. But, if she doesn’t feel ready, she’s planning to do the one in Los Angeles in February next year."

Beckham’s husband David has reportedly been giving her fitness tips to help get the singer-turned-designer into shape.

The couple, who are already parents to sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, has put plans to expand their family on hold so Beckham can achieve her goal.

The insider added: "She wants to get the run out of the way because once she gets pregnant it’ll be ages before she has the opportunity again."