The New York City Marathon is one of the greatest and inspirational running events that anyone who is fortunate enough to take part in will probably ever do. Not everyone who runs the marathon is an elite world-class runner. Some people do it to challenge themselves, inspire others, support charitable foundations, be a part of a great race recognized world wide and many more reasons.
Over the years, the New York City Marathon has attracted many celebrities and notable personalities who have decided to step up to the challenge of the grueling race and become part of thousands who have ran in the marathon. Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Models, Chefs and Athletes across a multitude of sports are just some of the types of celebs that have run in the marathon.
A celebrity has never won the New York City Marathon, but it’s safe to say that anyone who has the courage and fortitude to run across all 5 boroughs over the course of 26.219 miles is a winner no matter what place they actually finish in the race.
This year, the TCS New York City Marathon will take place on November 6, 2016. View a list of the past New York City Marathon Champions.
Check out some of the celebrities that have run in the New York City Marathon and the ones who are taking on the challenge this year.
2016 New York City Marathon Celebrity Participants
Tiki Barber – Retired New York Giants NFL running back who’s running in his second NYC Marathon.
Richard Blais – Chef and reality show contestant.
Elizabeth Falkner – Chef
Past New York City Marathon Celebrity Participants
[New York native] -Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress.
Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs
[New York native] – rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur.
Academy Award-nominated actor Actor
[New York native] – Tennis Player
Actress popularly know for her role on Baywatch.
Actor and comedian.
Actor and TV host
Actress best known for NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
NFL Football player who played 10 season’s with the New York Giants.
[New York native] – Radio personality also known as the “Voice of New York” from Hot 97 and Power 105.1.
American Olympic medalist in short track speed skating.
[New York native] – TV Show host of Catfish
Christy Turlington Burns
4:20:46 (2011) 4:35:32 (2013)
The View TV Host and NBC News morning news program.
[New York native] – TV personality
Popularly known for being an anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.
[New York native] – Chef and restauranter
[New York native] – Actor
Celebrity chef and restauranter
Award-winning chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad restaurants in New York City.
Formula 1 race car driver
Football player from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Football player from the New York Giants
3:47:03 (2011) 3:42:36 (2009)
[New York native] – Restauranter and MasterChef
Rescued Chilean miner