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33 Celebrities Who Ran the New York Marathon

Updated November 5, 2019 8.1k views33 items

The New York Marathon is a 26.2 mile course that weaves through the five boroughs of the Big Apple. Several celebrities have run the race, which takes place on the first Sunday in November of each year. One of the most famous comedic actors of all time ran the New York Marathon in 2001. This list of celebrities who ran the New York Marathon has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person who ran the New York Marathon? Katie Holmes tops our list. She  ran the New York Marathon in 2007 with a time of 5:29:58. Pamela Anderson ran the 2013 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 5:41:03. She said, “Those last five miles. It was like giving birth and then being told to run as you're giving birth. It was so much pain in my hips.”

Will Ferrell ran the 2001 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 5:01:00. He also ran the Stockholm Marathon in 2002 and the Boston Marathon in 2003. Edward Norton ran the 2009 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 3:48:01.

Are you surprised that so many famous actors, musicians, and professional athletes have ran the New York Marathon? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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  • Katie Holmes
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    Katie Holmes ran the New York Marathon in 2007 with a time of 5:29:58.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Pamela Anderson

    Pamela Anderson
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    Pamela Anderson ran the 2013 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 5:41:03.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

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  • Ryan Reynolds
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    Ryan Reynolds ran the 2008 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 3:50:xx.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

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  • Will Ferrell
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    Will Ferrell ran the 2001 New York Marathon with a finishing time of 5:01:00.
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States of America

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