Some people are runners that become celebrities because they’ve won the New York City Marathon, like Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi, and some people are celebrities that just happen to run in the 2017 NYC Marathon!
Props to these famous people for giving it their all and trying their feet at long-distance running at such a peak level and on such a grand stage.
10 Celebrities That Ran In the 2017 NYC Marathon
We decided to check back on all these celebrity marathon runners to see how they performed in the 2017 NYC Marathon.
Daniel Humm – Celebrity Chef – 3:12:10
The 41-year-old co-owner of the 2017 World’s Best Restaurant, Eleven Madison Park in New York, Humm posted an excellent time for any runner, not just a celebrity one!
Kevin Hart – Actor & Comedian – 4:05:06
Amazingly, the 38-year-old rock star comedian said he got on a plane after the race to fly to Los Angeles so he could be at his son’s birthday party. Then he immediately flew to Atlanta for his final day of shooting on his new movie, “Night School.”
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Tiki Barber – Former NFL Running Back & CBS Sports Radio Co-Host – 4:38:15
This former Pro Bowl “running back” got paid to rattle off three-yard runs most Sundays. But on Sunday, the 42-year-old went 26.2 miles!
— TCS NYC Marathon (@nycmarathon) November 3, 2017
Prince Royce – Singer & Songwriter – 4:39:30
The Dominican-American singer told “People Chica” that he just started running six months ago, preparing for his first marathon. At just 28 years old, we imagine we’ll see him again soon.
Yasir Salem – Competitive Eater & Ironman – 4:41:33
Not only did he eat up some pavement and a lot of the competition, he likely feasted not too long after Sunday’s marathon.
Karlie Kloss – Supermodel – 4:41:49
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel’s model ran her first marathon Sunday. The 25-year-old is also the founder of Kode With Klossy, which is an organization that empowers girls to learn to code and become tech leaders.
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Kathrine Switzer – First Woman to Run Boston Marathon in 1967 – 4:48:21
This 70-year-old superstar ran in her 40th marathon Sunday, with the 261 Fearless organization. That’s a global supportive social running network that empowers women to take control of their lives through running.
Sam Ryan – MLB Network Sportscaster – 4:49:51
A childhood victim of asthma, this 48-year-old sports journalist started running 5Ks when she was 30, then her first marathon after she turned 40. She beat her former personal best from last year’s NYC Marathon of 4:51 by over a minute.
Richard Blais – “Top Chef: All-Stars Winner” – 5:15:16
Blais is known for molecular gastronomy and his innovation in the kitchen, but he’s also quickly becoming famous for his marathon skills. This was his fifth New York City Marathon, and he said he has been running for just over 10 years.
Candice Huffine – Model & Fashion Designer – 5:43:03
This beautiful 33-year-old celebrated her sixth anniversary to movie-maker Matt Powers 25 days late, but they did while running through the five boroughs of NYC.