Colin Farrell runs the Brisbane Marathon while filming Thirteen Lives in Australia

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Colin Farrell makes the most of his time in Australia as he runs the Brisbane Marathon during a day off filming Thirteen Lives

Colin Farrell appears to be embracing his time Down Under.

The True Detective actor, 44, stripped down to his running gear to take part in the annual Brisbane Marathon on Sunday, as seen in photos shared by fans to Instagram.

According to the official results for the race, Farrell finished 222nd out of 682 competitors.

A real local: Colin Farrell (pictured) appears to be embracing his time Down Under after stripping down to his running gear to take part in the annual Brisbane Marathon on Sunday

A real local: Colin Farrell (pictured) appears to be embracing his time Down Under after stripping down to his running gear to take part in the annual Brisbane Marathon on Sunday

The Hollywood hunk even stopped to pose for selfies with fans after finishing.

The Irish father of two repped his homeland in the race, donning an Irish flag on his singlet.

The marathon’s MC Pat Carroll shared an amusing post to social media in which he hyped up Colin’s race finish despite claiming he’d been told the Phone Booth actor didn’t ‘want any [fanfare] when he is finishing’.

In the footage, Pat described Colin as a ‘famous Hollywood actor’ as he crossed the finish line to cheers from the crowd. 

No slouch: According to the official results for the race, Farrell finished 222nd out of 682 competitors

No slouch: According to the official results for the race, Farrell finished 222nd out of 682 competitors

Taking the time: The Hollywood hunk even stopped to pose for selfies with fans after finishing

Taking the time: The Hollywood hunk even stopped to pose for selfies with fans after finishing

Proud: The Irish father-of-two repped his homeland in the race, donning an Irish flag on his singlet

In race footage, the event's MC described Colin as a 'famous Hollywood actor' as he crossed the finish line, to cheers from the crowd

Proud: The Irish father-of-two repped his homeland in the race, donning an Irish flag on his singlet

It’s not the first time Farrell has explored the Sunshine State in between shooting his new movie Thirteen Lives on the Gold Coast.

As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin on Wednesday, the Total Recall actor was spotted outside a day spa before heading over to the film’s set.

The Gentlemen actor kept a low profile in a black tank top and cap as he left Endota Spa in Broadbeach last week.

Pamper day: Farrell made the most of his time off from shooting new movie Thirteen Lives on the Gold Coast last week. Pictured at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018

Pamper day: Farrell made the most of his time off from shooting new movie Thirteen Lives on the Gold Coast last week. Pictured at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018

He kept his head bowed and clutched a takeaway beverage as he left the premises and headed off to work.  

Colin arrived in Australia in March ahead of filming the Ron Howard-directed biopic Thirteen Lives, about the incredible 2018 Thai cave rescue.    

The federal government pledged $13million in funding for the project, as part of its Location Incentive program to bring film productions to Australia.

Back to work: As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin on Wednesday, the actor was spotted outside a day spa before heading over to the film's set. Pictured in LA in March 2019

Back to work: As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin on Wednesday, the actor was spotted outside a day spa before heading over to the film’s set. Pictured in LA in March 2019

Filming began in Queensland in March, with the Gold Coast hinterland doubling for Thailand. 

The film will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded. 

The incredible rescue mission made global news headlines, after the boys embarked on an outing exploring the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai.

Incredible: The film will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded. Pictured: the Thai cave rescue mission in July 2018

Incredible: The film will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded. Pictured: the Thai cave rescue mission in July 2018

It took two weeks to rescue them, with more than 1,000 divers, soldiers and volunteers helping out.

Production of the film is expected to inject more than $96million into the local economy, and will create jobs for 435 cast and crew members, as well as an additional 3,400 background actors.

Speaking about the project when it was announced in November, Ron, 67, said he was ‘excited’ to be filming in Australia. 

At the helm: Colin arrived in Australia in March ahead of filming the Ron Howard-directed biopic. Pictured: Ron Howard on May 10, 2018, in Hollywood

At the helm: Colin arrived in Australia in March ahead of filming the Ron Howard-directed biopic. Pictured: Ron Howard on May 10, 2018, in Hollywood

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