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Our Favorite Celebs Who Ran the NYC Marathon


Who ran the ING New York City marathon? Even if you didn't run it, it's always fun to watch, if only for the celebrity sightings. This year, at least 15 different celebrities ran the NYC Marathon! Here are some of our favorite celebs who ran for a good cause. 

1. Christy Turlington Burns. Supermodel and former SHAPE cover model Christy Turlington Burns ran the marathon to raise money for her charity, Every Mother Counts. Every Mother Counts raises awareness and support for improved maternal and childcare worldwide. 

2. Apolo Ohno. Speedskater Apolo Ohno admitted that after so many short races (his generally range from 90 seconds to two-minutes long), he needed some adjusting as he trained for the NYC marathon. To get in marathon shape, he cross-trained with NFL players, took up boxing, and ran the Chicago Half-Marathon in September. 

3. Mario Lopez. Oh, Slater. Out of the celebrities who ran the marathon, Lopez finished near the bottom of the pack, with a time of 4:23:30. "I was a chatty Cathy, talking and visiting with people along the way," he said. "I didn't know if I was going to make it out of the Bronx!" 


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