List of celebrities who ran the Boston Marathon, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The Boston Marathon features a 26.2 running course and is one of the most popular marathons in the world. The event takes place annually on the third Monday of April. Many celebrities have run in and completed the Boston Marathon.
Who is the most famous person who ran the Boston Marathon? Will Ferrell tops our list. The Anchorman actor ran the 2003 Boston Marathon with a finishing time of 3:56:12. Mario Lopez ran the 2002 Boston Marathon with a finishing time of 5:41:42. He said, “I ran the Boston Marathon in 2002 for a charity called the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I nearly didn't do it because I hurt my ankle a couple weeks before the race. But I just taped it up and gutted through it.”
New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre ran the 2013 Boston Marathon, the same year of the bombing attack.Are you surprised that these famous actors, musicians, and politicians have run in the Boston Marathon? Are you impressed they were able to finish? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States of America
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, Delaware
Birthplace: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States of America