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New York City Celebrity Marathon Runners

Do You Know Your Celebrity Marathoners?

The New York City Marathon has a knack for attracting celebrity runners. Famous or not, it takes some real strength to get through the 26.2 mile long course — past participants include David Letterman, Katie Holmes, and Lance Armstrong. Do you know your stats when it comes to the celebs that have faced the challenge? Take my quiz and find out!

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T/F: Actress Katie Holmes, who ran the NYC in 2007, followed it up by running the Boston Marathon in 2008.

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Which former ER star will run the NYC marathon this year?

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Which celebrity actor has been training for his first marathon —NYC's — alongside Maasai tribesmen?

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The NYC Marathon will be the second marathon of the season for which pop star?

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Ryan Reynolds ran his first ever NYC Marathon last year — can you guess his time?

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Rigatoni Rigatoni 7 years
Holy Toledo....I did not expect to have a time faster than Ryan Reynolds!! Granted, he's a guy, so with some focused training he could probably blow my first-marathon finish of 3:46 out of the water. Six minutes from Boston...can't decide if I want to try again this spring or wait til next fall....I only just ran my first one a couple of weeks ago, I'm still sore!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
good luck, carmen ! my friend is running it next year b/c she wasn't picked in the lottery for the past 3 years
carmenspace carmenspace 7 years
5/5 Wohoo! I'm entering the NYC lottery to see if I get in next year
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
If you can do an ironman, you can do anything! Good luck!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Thanks chloe! I am 10 minutes away from my BQ time (3:40:59). I wanted to try it this year but decided to tackle an Ironman instead. Soon, though ! I HOPE !
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Thanks kclulu ! good luck at LA in the spring.. I went 4:02:10 at Marine Corps in 2006 and that broke my heart... I ran 3:55 at Richmond the following year and then a 3:50 at National this past March. The key for me was PACING. I went out too fast at Marine Corps and really paid for it when I hit mile 18... no gas left in the tank. My advice is to go out at about a 9:06 pace and hold that as consistently as possible. You'll feel good at the start, you might get swept up with other people and run sub 9s... and think that you're "banking" time. Trust me, the time you "save" at the beginning by going out too fast WILL catch up with you. good luck !!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
5/5 :) Runningesq - breaking 4 hours is quite impressive! Do you think you'll try and qualify for Boston at some point? You're so close!
kclulu kclulu 7 years
Great job runningesq, I have been trying to break 4 hours and haven't been able to do it. I am hoping the LA marathon in the spring will be my time:)
runningesq runningesq 7 years
ha, Ryan and I have almost the exact same marathon time! (mine is 3:50:43)
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