26 Celebrity Marathoners

It’s Race Weekend!

Later today, I’ll head down to Richmond to run 26.2 miles.  With marathons on the brain, I’ve put together a list of 26 famous celebrities that can also call themselves Marathoners!

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1. First on the list can be none other than Oprah!  Arguably the most famous celebrity marathoner.  She ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 1994, with a time of 4:29:20.  (My ultimate goal for this marathon? Beat Oprah!)

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2. My favorite New Kid on the Block, Joey McIntyre completed the Boston Marathon in 2014 with a time of 3:48:11

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3. Katie Holmes became a marathoner at the New York City Marathon in 2007.  Her time was 5:29:58.

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4.  Drew Carey ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2011 and finished in 4:37:11.  (If I can’t beat Oprah, I’m hoping to beat Drew Carey).  😉

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5. and 6.  Alanis Morissette, and Edward Norton both ran the New York City Marathon in 2009.  Alanis with a time of 4:28:45 and Edward with a time of 3:48:01.

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7.  A.C. Slater, (AKA Mario Lopez), ran the New York City Marathon in 2011 with a time of 4:23:30

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8.  Pamela Anderson Finished the New York City Marathon in 5:41:03 in 2013.

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9.  Teri Hatcher just finished the New York City Marathon this year (2014) in 5:06:42.

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10.  Sean (P. Diddy) Combs ran the New York City Marathon in 203 in 4:14:54

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11. Patrick Wilson finished the New York City Marathon in 2013 with the fastest time on this list, an impressive 3:32:35.

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12.  Actor Shia LaBeouf has been in the news quite a bit lately.  But before that, in 2010, he ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 4:35.

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13.  Sarah Palin, in 2005, ran Humpy’s Marathon (that name makes me giggle a little every time I read it).  She finished in a time of 3:59:36.

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14.  Ryan Reynolds ran the New York City Marathon in 2008 with a finishing time of 3:50:22.

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15.  Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba ran the New York City Marathon last year, in 2013, with a time of 5:17:57.

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16.  In 2012, Chef Gordon Ramsay finished the London Marathon in 4:26:21.

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17.  Funny man, Will Ferrell, finished the Boston marathon in 2003 with an impressive 3:56:12.

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18.  The Biggest Loser’s Alison Sweeney has ran many half marathons.  She Became a marathoner at the Los Angeles Marathon in 2012, with a time of 4:31:15.

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19.  This one surprised me a little…  Not just that former President George W. Bush ran a marathon, but that he ran fast!  The former POTUS ran the Houston Marathon in 1993 with a finish of 3:44:52!

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20.  Haven’t heard much about Freddie Prinze Jr for a while, but back in 2006, he ran the Los Angeles Marathon and finished in 5:50.

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21.  My favorite “Goonie,” Sean Astin, has ran quite a few marathons.  Most recently, the Marine Corps Marathon (2014) with an official finish of 4:29:11.

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22.  Today show anchor, Natalie Morales is another celebrity that has ran quite a few marathons, including the Boston Marathon this year (2014).  She finished with the second fastest time on this list, a speedy 3:34:45.

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23.  Another famous politician on this list is former Vice President Al Gore.  Back in 1997, Mr. Gore completed the Marine Corp Marathon in 4:54:25.

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24.  Weather Man Al Roker completed the New York City Marathon in 2010, with a time of 7:09:44.

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25.  Actor Chris O’Donnell ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2011.  He finished in 4:20:16.

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26.  Rounding out our list is Food Network star/chef, Bobby Flay.  Bobby Flay completed the New York City Marathon in 2010 with a finish time of 4:01:37.

Who’s racing this weekend?  Were you surprised by any of these celebrities or their times?  

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Comments

  1. That was a fun list. I was surprised that some weren’t faster, but hey, a marathon is a marathon. Celebrities, they’re just like us. 🙂 Good luck I’m Richmond!

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  1. […] between 4:30 and 5 hrs.  The closer to 4:30, the happier I would be!  (Of course, if you read my previous post, you would know that ultimately, I’d like to beat Oprah’s marathon time).  *Spoiler […]

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