9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Marathon Runners

9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Marathon Runners

9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Marathon Runners

We see them in pictures, in magazines, on television and all over the internet. Their glowing skin, athletic bodies and confidence is portrayed constantly. But the truth is that celebrities are more like us than we think. They, too, have to work out and stick with a nutritious diet to stay healthy and get in shape. One of the ways they do it – marathon running.

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You might not see them at your local gym, but you may find them on the track. Here are a few celebrities that you didn’t know were marathon runners.

Pippa Middleton


Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, competed in the 2016 Great Wall Marathon in China. Her time was 4:54:51. She was the 13th woman to cross the finish line and placed 69th out of 2,444 runners, as reported by Hello Magazine.

Bobby Flay

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Reality television personality, celebrity Chef Bobby Flay, ran the 2010 New York City Marathon. He had hopes to finish the race in under four hours but his finish time was 4:01:37.

Alicia Keys

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Grammy-winning superstar Alicia Keys ran in the 2015 New York City Marathon. She finished 26.2 miles in 5:50:52.

Andrea Barber

The Full House/Fuller House celebrity actress Andrea Barber, also known as Kimmy Gibbler, competed in the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon. She crossed the finish line in 4:58:02.

Tedy Bruschi

ESPN analyst and former New England Patriots linebacker, Tedy Bruschi ran the Boston Marathon in 2012. His goal was 4:30 but the day’s heat slowed him down to 5:26, according to Runners World.

Teri Hatcher

Many of you may know her as Susan Mayer from the hit television series Desperate Housewives, but she is also a writer, singer and former NFL cheerleader. She ran the 2014 New York City Marathon and finished with the time of 5:06:42.

Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes, famous for her role as Joey Potter on the hit television drama Dawson’s Creek, ran the 2007 New York City Marathon. She finished with time 5:29:58. She even paused along the course to give a quick kiss to Tom Cruise.

Mario Lopez

The famous Saved by the Bell star (A.C. Slater) and American television host, ran the New York City Marathon and finished with the time 4:23:30.

Sean Combs

Also known as Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, and P. Diddy, Sean Combs has accomplished more than you could imagine. He is a rapper, singer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. But the most surprising, he’s a marathon runner. Combs prepared for the New York City Marathon in just six weeks. He finished with the time 4:14:52.