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Celebrities Running In The New York City Marathon

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

Alicia Keys
5:50:52 (2015)
[New York native] -Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress.

Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs
4:14:52 (2003)N
[New York native] – rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur.

Ethan Hawke
4:25: (2015)
Academy Award-nominated actor Actor

James Blake
3:51:19 (2015)
[New York native] – Tennis Player

Caroline Wozniacki
3:26:33 (2015)
Tennis Player

Pamela Anderson
Actress popularly know for her role on Baywatch.
5:41:03 (2013)

Will Ferrell
5:01 (2001)
Actor and comedian.

Mario López
4:23:29 (2011)
Actor and TV host

Katrina Bowden
4:17:23 (2015)
Actress best known for NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

Tiki Barber
4:50:56 (2015)
NFL Football player who played 10 season’s with the New York Giants.

Lance Armstrong
2:46:43 (2007)

Angie Martinez
7:45:57 (2014)
[New York native] – Radio personality also known as the “Voice of New York” from Hot 97 and Power 105.1.

Apolo Ohno
3:25:12 (2011)
American Olympic medalist in short track speed skating.

Nev Schulman
3:34:31 (2015)
[New York native] – TV Show host of Catfish

Christy Turlington Burns
4:20:46 (2011) 4:35:32 (2013)
Super Model

Meredith Vieira
5:59:00 (2010)
The View TV Host and NBC News morning news program.

Al Roker
7:09:44 (2010)
[New York native] – TV personality

Robin Quivers
6:09:00 (2010)
Popularly known for being an anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.

Bobby Flay
4:01:37 (2010)
[New York native] – Chef and restauranter

Teri Hatcher
5:06:42 (2014)

Ryan Reynolds
3:50:22 (2008)

Edward Norton
3:48:01 (2009)

William Baldwin
3:24:29 (1992)
[New York native] – Actor

Bryan Cranston
3:20:45 (1985)

Katie Holmes
5:29:58 (2007)

Kerri Strug
Olympic Gymnast

Mats Wilander
4:19:19 (1997)
Tennis player

Marcus Samuelsson
3:36:42 (2015)
Celebrity chef and restauranter

Daniel Humm
Award-winning chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad restaurants in New York City.

Heikki Kovalainen
3:36:56 (2007)
Formula 1 race car driver

Lynn Swann
4:26:41 (1993)
Football player from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Amani Toomer
4:13:45 (2010)
Football player from the New York Giants

Joe Bastianich
3:47:03 (2011) 3:42:36 (2009)
[New York native] – Restauranter and MasterChef

Josh Ritter
3:54:46 (2006)

Edison Peña
5:40:51 (2010)
Rescued Chilean miner