Load Of Celebs To Run NYC Marathon

Olympic speedskating champion Apolo Ohno is making his marathon debut on Nov. 6 in New York City. Photo: Scott Draper

Among the thousands of runners a few notable actors, singers and TV personalities will be in the mix.

Written by: Linzay Logan

Olympic speedskating champion Apolo Ohno is making his marathon debut on Nov. 6 in New York City. Photo: Scott Draper

Almost a year ago more than 140,000 people entered the lottery to run the New York City Marathon this year. In less than two weeks 45,000 of those people will toe the start line on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Among the thousands of runners a few notable actors, singers and TV personalities will be in the mix. Last week NBC released the list of celebs expected to take on 26.2 miles on Nov. 6.

Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor

Nate Appleman, chef/TV personality

Joe Bastianich, restaurateur, winemaker and judge on MasterChef

Dr. Andy Baldwin, reality star

Richard Blais, chef/TV personality – Top Chef All-Stars

Jennie Finch, U.S. Olympian/Softball

Mark Messier, NHL Legend

Mýa, Grammy Award-Winning Artist

Mario Lopez, “Extra” host/actor

Apolo Ohno, U.S. Olympian/short-track speed skating

Shonda Schilling, wife of Curt Schilling and New York Times bestselling author

Paul Sparks, actor

Ryan Sutter, reality star

Christy Turlington Burns, model/founder

Michael K. Williams, actor

Edwin van der Sar, retired Manchester United goalie

Veronica Webb, model/actress

Ethan Zohn, reality star

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