Celebrity Runners Flock to NYC Marathon

Olympic swimming gold medalist Summer Sanders will be racing through the five boroughs.

The New York Road Runners have recently announced via a press release the names of celebrity runners that will be taking part in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Several of the celebrity runners for this year’s race are marathon veterans, including Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns, actor Patrick Wilson, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and author Richard Blais. Those new to this year’s field and previously announced include actress Pamela Anderson, Olympic swimming gold medalist Summer Sanders, and entrepreneur Bill Rancic, who is running on behalf of TIMEX, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

“We always look forward to having our celebrity runners be a part of the ING New York City Marathon,” said Wittenberg. “Like thousands of our runners, they are adding meaning to their miles by raising awareness and funds for special causes close to their hearts. Star power helps spread the story of the power of the Marathon, and the benefits of running. Each of these notable participants are admirable advocates of healthy living, and exhibit a refreshing sense of determination to take on the ultimate challenge of 26.2 miles.”

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