Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart are among the celebrities who have finished the 26.2-mile events. After experiencing the New York City Marathon as a spectator in 2008, he decided to run it. Ryan wrote an essay for the Huffington Post ahead of his first big race, in which he used comedy to illustrate why he chose to run.
“Why on earth would I do anything like this on purpose? I’m a recurring gag. To get up at 4:00 am and jogging anything between 11 and 23 kilometers has been terrifying.”
After a meet-up with Michael Fox and witnessing his “incredible strength” firsthand, Reynolds eagerly signed up for the event. The Canadian actor, who ran to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research, said his father’s battle with the disease was also a factor in his decision to complete the marathon.
Below is a list of actors who have run marathons and their timings.
- Zac Clark and Tayshia Adams (30:00:00 ish)
In January 2021, the couple ran the New York Road Runners’ Virtual Resolution 5K in Central Park in New York City. They finished in under 30 minutes, kicking off Clark’s marathon training for both the London and New York City marathons.
- Tyler Cameron (4:39:54)
The Bachelorette alum also completed the 2019 New York City Marathon. She competed on season 15 of the show. He arrived at 4:39:54.
- Andi Dorfman (3:56:17)
The former Bachelorette competed in the 2019 New York City Marathon and finished in 3:56:17.
- Karlie Kloss (4:14:49)
In the 2017 New York City Marathon, the supermodel put her body to the test, finishing in 4:14:49.
- Kevin Hart (4:05:00)
In his first major marathon, the Jumanji star ran the 2017 New York City Marathon and finished in 4 hours 5 minutes.
- Alicia Keys (5:50:52)
Keys raised money for Keep a Child Alive by running the New York City Marathon in 5:50:52 in 2015. She commented on Instagram after the marathon, “One foot in front of the other was my mantra!” She told Refinery29, “I’m all about overcoming mental limits, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need.”
- Natalie Moralis (3:31:42)
Morales, who has run at least six marathons and finished the 2006 New York City race in 3:31:42, stated on Today, “Running is my meditation, my therapy, my time to rock out, and even my time to pray.”
- Freddie Prinze Jr. (5:50:49)
The actor, who ran the 2006 Los Angeles Marathon under the name Freddie James, crossed the finish line in 5:50:49.
- Katie Holmes (5:29:58)
On November 4, 2007, a sweat-free Holmes was seen crossing the finish line with a net time of 5:29:58, officially completing the marathon. Despite conspiracy rumours regarding whether or not she had ran the full race, Holmes was seen crossing the finish line, sweat-free and in a camisole, officially completing the marathon.
- Ryan Renolds (3:50:22)
“I’m not a runner,” she says. Before finishing the 2008 New York City marathon in 3:50:22 on behalf of his father, who died of symptoms from Parkinson’s illness, the Deadpool actor.
- Ed Norton (3:48:01)
The Collateral Beauty star was a competitive rower at Yale, and he competed for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in 3:48:01 when he was 39. “Running around the park, I got a taste of what people describe about the New York marathon,” Norton told CNN that year. “It gave me a great boost to see people of various shapes and sizes out there.”
- Ryan Sutter (3:17:56)
The Bachelorette alum ran the New York City Marathon three times, improving his time each time from 3:24:52 in 2009 to 3:17:56 in 2011. He also raced the Boston Marathon in 2012.