16 Celebrities Who Completed the 2022 NYC Marathon
The iconic TCS New York City Marathon returned for the 51st year on Sunday, Nov. 6, with 50,000 runners competing in the 26.2-mile race. In addition to attracting dedicated recreational runners, the competition also regularly draws professional athletes, TV stars, and celebrities from all backgrounds. This year, the marathon featured several familiar faces, including Ashton Kutcher, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper, "The Walking Dead" actor Lauren Ridloff, "Catfish" host Nev Schulman, and more.
For many stars, the race was an opportunity to put their running and endurance skills to the test while also raising money for charity. Kutcher raised more than $1 million for Thorn, the nonprofit he cofounded with Demi Moore in 2012 to help prevent the exploitation of children. For celebrities like Schulman and former football player Tiki Barber — who returned for his eighth NYC Marathon — it was organizations like NYRR Team For Kids that had them strapping on their sneakers. Other celebrities supported charities such as Cancer Support Community, Boston Children's Hospital, the Women's Sports Foundation, and more.
While this year's weather was unseasonably warm, several of the 50,000 runners broke records and secured new personal bests, including Sharon Lokedi, who won the women's elite race with a time of 2:23:23. Evans Chebet took the men's division with a time of 2:08:41. In the men's wheelchair race, Marcel Hug took the lead at 1:25:26, while Susannah Scaroni won the women's wheelchair race and shattered her own personal best when she crossed the finish line at 1:42:43.
If you're looking to enter next year's race, there are a few different ways to qualify for the marathon, which is held in honor of first responders, veterans, and their families. You can earn a bib as a time qualifier by running a certified marathon or half-marathon race faster than the times posted on the New York Road Runners' website. Time qualifying standards vary based on gender and age.
As part of TCS's 9+1 program, prospective runners can also run nine NYRR races and complete one volunteer opportunity before Dec. 31 to qualify for next year's race. Runners can also participate by taking part in a drawing for nonguaranteed entries or by registering with an official NYRR charity partner or an International Tour Operator.
See the full lineup of celebrities who competed in this year's marathon — including "The Bachelor"'s Matt James and journalist TJ Holmes — and their final race times ahead.
Ashton Kutcher Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
The 2022 NYC Marathon was Ashton Kutcher's first 26.2-mile race. "I've never run a marathon before. I'm terrified," he said in a video interview with Peloton ahead of the marathon. Kutcher ran to raise finances for his nonprofit Thorn, which he cofounded in 2012 with Demi Moore. The organization is dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and child sex abuse.
Kutcher finished the race with a final time of 3:54:01 and raised more than $1 million for Thorn.
Ellie Kemper Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper ran the marathon to support The Brotherhood Sister Sol, an organization that helps educate Black and Latinx youth and provides opportunities for justice and equity. "Some of us Marathoners are fueled by hope…..some by a dream….but me?" she captioned an Instagram photo of herself running on Oct. 24. "My engine runs on COLD HARD CASH. Consider a donation to @brosis512 and help me fly (briskly walk?) across the boroughs Nov 6th!!!"
Kemper finished this year's NYC Marathon with a final time of 5:17:39.
Matt James Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
"The Bachelor" star Matt James ran to support ABC Food Tours, a nonprofit "dedicated to connecting underserved communities with opportunities for advancement." "i thought i was in line for ice cream," James joked on Instagram alongside a photo of himself running the Lululemon 10K race in Atlanta on Oct. 23.
James finished the race at 3:46:45, significantly faster than in 2021, when he finished with a time of 5:02:23.
Nev Schulman Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
"Catfish" host Nev Schulman, who is an avid runner, returned to achieve a new personal best and raise money for NYRR Team For Kids, one of the NYRR official charity partners that works to provide access to running and fitness programs to youth across the country.
Monica Puig Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Former tennis player Monica Puig also ran in the NYC Marathon on Nov. 6. "Don't let the smile fool you, there are moments I wanted to stop, moments I wanted to cry and moments where I thought I couldn't do this… but my mind has gotten so much stronger than my body these last few months and that made me SO DAMN PROUD!" Puig captioned a photo of herself after a 20-mile run on Instagram. "I'm beyond ready to call myself a marathon runner in a few weeks and I have never loved myself or my body more than I do in this moment because every obstacle has lead me to here!"
The Olympic gold medalist finished this year's race with a final time of 4:32:39.
Marit Bjørgen Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Norwegian cross-country skier and 15-time Olympic medalist Marit Bjørgen ran the marathon to support AKTIV Against Cancer, an organization working to ensure that physical activity becomes an integral part of cancer treatment.
Bjørgen completed the race with a final time of 3:08:52.
Tiki Barber Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Like Schulman, former running back and NY Giants legend Tiki Barber ran the NYC Marathon to support NYRR Team For Kids. Barber finished the race with a final time of 5:26:51.
Lauren Ridloff Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
"I can't take a decent photo while running but this will do!" Ridloff captioned an Instagram post on Oct. 4. "This photo is important to me. This is my joy, my feel-good moment. I am running the NYC Marathon for charity. And I want to share that joy with you…make a donation (link in bio) to support this mighty little school @ps347asl in NYC and feel GOOD!! Love to all."
Ridloff finished the race with a final time of 4:05:48.
Meghan Duggan Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Olympic gold medalist and New Jersey Devils Director of Player Development Meghan Duggan ran to support the Women's Sports Foundation, which aims to expand access and opportunities for women and girls in sports. Duggan's final race time was 3:52:06.
Ryan Briscoe Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Professional race-car driver Ryan Briscoe also competed in the race. To prepare, Briscoe ran from Rhode Island to Hartford, CT — approximately 73 miles — in late August. Briscoe's final race time was 5:04:34.
TJ Holmes Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Cohost of ABC News's "GMA3: What You Need to Know" TJ Holmes also ran in the marathon on Nov. 6. "13.1 … and still smiling. Guess I'm a runner now. ;-)," Holmes captioned an Instagram photo of himself completing a half marathon in May. "And @nyrr, I guess I'll see you in November for the #nycmarathon!"
Holmes's final race time was 4:25:31.
Pia Wurtzbach Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Pia Wurtzbach, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2015, went for her personal best at this year's marathon. "Finished running 32km last weekend — my longest run so far, and now we're on the final stretch of training!" she captioned an Instagram post on Oct. 9. Wurtzbach added that a few setbacks, including a case of COVID-19, had her worried she wouldn't be able to complete the marathon.
"I missed training days and some of those essential long runs so I was really worried," she said. "My performance suffered. I couldn't get the mileage in, and I was slower than before." With some guidance and support from friends and family, Wurtzbach has continued her training and looks forward to completing the marathon this fall.
"So now the goal is to just finish the marathon," she said. "No matter how slow or fast it'll take me. I realized that this isn't a pageant. I'm not competing against anyone but myself."
Wurtzbach finished the race with a final time of 6:29:32.
Amy Robach Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Amy Robach, cohost of ABC News's "GMA3: What You Need to Know" and "20/20," also competed in the 2022 NYC Marathon. "Marathon number three with my best girl... can't imagine crossing a finish line without you @nikespina... @nycmarathon here we come," she captioned an Instagram post on Oct. 9 as she prepared for the race.
Robach's final race time was 4:25:30.
Sierra Boggess Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
Award-winning Broadway actress Sierra Boggess ran to raise money for Cancer Support Community, a charity that provides personalized cancer support free of charge. The star competed alongside her sister Allegra Boggess. "We are so excited to tell you that we will be running the NYC Marathon this fall, together as sisters," Sierra said in a video shared to Instagram on Sept. 21. Allegra added, "We're running to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Support Community, which is an incredible organization that helps people who have received a really difficult diagnosis."
Sierra finished the race alongside her sister with a final time of 5:06:23.
Casey Neistat Ran in the 2022 NYC Marathon
YouTuber and filmmaker Casey Neistat also competed in this year's NYC Marathon. Neistat's final running time was 3:54:28.