List of non-professional marathon runners

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This is a sortable table of notable people known for their accomplishments outside of long-distance running who have completed an organized marathon. For elite athletes and others known primarily for running marathons, see List of marathoners or Category:Long-distance runners. Some of these people have competed in more than one marathon or other running events. This article lists the time and location of each person's fastest time in the marathon.

Table[edit]

In the table below, the penultimate column, "Link to Race Results," includes links to databases of race results; this is the reference for verifiability and accuracy of the entry. The last column provides references to the marathoner in the context of celebrity and notability.

Name Field Notability Year Marathon Result Link to Race Results Other Source
Gbenga Akinnagbe acting 2011 New York City Marathon 4:53:52 NYRR
Pamela Anderson acting 2013 New York City Marathon 5:41:03 NYRR [1]
Sean Astin acting 1998 Los Angeles Marathon 4:04:42 Athlinks [2]
Scott Bakula acting 2004 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 4:08:34 MarathonGuide
William Baldwin acting 1992 New York City Marathon 3:24:29 NYRR
Meredith Baxter acting 1982 New York City Marathon 4:08:30 NYRR as Meredith Birney
Valerie Bertinelli acting 2010 Boston Marathon 5:14:37 MarathonGuide
Jennifer Carpenter acting 2010 New York City Marathon 3:34:27 NYRR [3]
Tom Cavanagh acting 2006 New York City Marathon 3:29:31 NYRR [4]
Bryan Cranston acting 1985 New York City Marathon 3:20:45 NYRR
Anthony Edwards acting 2003 Chicago Marathon 3:55:40 Chicago Marathon
David James Elliott acting 2000 Boston Marathon 4:57:23
Will Ferrell acting 2003 Boston Marathon 3:56:12 MarathonGuide [5]
Teri Hatcher acting 2014 New York City Marathon 5:06:42 MarathonGuide [6]
Katie Holmes acting 2007 New York City Marathon 5:29:58 NYRR [7]
John Keston acting 1996 Twin Cities Marathon 3:00:58 Athlinks
Shia LaBeouf acting 2010 Los Angeles Marathon 4:35:31 Athlinks
Mario López acting 2011 New York City Marathon 4:23:29 NYRR
Jonny Lee Miller acting 2008 London Marathon 3:01:40 Athlinks
Edward Norton acting 2009 New York City Marathon 3:48:01 NYRR
Freddie Prinze, Jr. acting 2006 Los Angeles Marathon 5:50:49 Athlinks as Freddie James
Ryan Reynolds acting 2008 New York City Marathon 3:50:22 NYRR [8]
Milind Soman acting 2012 Mumbai Marathon 3:56:53 Athlinks
Joan Van Ark acting 1979 Santa Ana/Orange Marathon 3:35:00
Peter Weller acting 1988 New York City Marathon 3:51:26 NYRR
Tony Audenshaw television Emmerdale 2012 Amsterdam Marathon 3:08:38 [9]
Andy Baldwin television The Bachelor 2011 New York City Marathon 3:17:31 NYRR
Joe Bastianich television MasterChef 2009 New York City Marathon 3:42:36 NYRR [6]
Richard Blais television Top Chef: All Stars 2011 New York City Marathon 4:31:54 NYRR [6]
Danni Boatwright television Survivor: Guatemala 2003 Country Music Marathon 4:23:24
Drew Carey television The Price Is Right 2011 Marine Corps Marathon 4:37:11 Athlinks [10]
Dana Carvey television Saturday Night Live 1972 Ocean to Bay Marathon 3:04:21
Charlie Gibson television ABC News 1983 Marine Corps Marathon 3:43:24 [10]
Amanda Holden television Britain's Got Talent 2008 London Marathon 4:13:22 Athlinks
Ted Koppel television Nightline 1983 Marine Corps Marathon 5:09:08 [10]
Lisa Ling television The View 2002 Boston Marathon 4:34:18
Suzanne Malveaux television CNN 2004 Marine Corps Marathon 6:05:32 Athlinks [10]
Natalie Morales television Today 2006 New York City Marathon 3:31:02 MarathonGuide [11]
Casey Neistat television Neistat Brothers 2011 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon 3:02:26 MarathonGuide
Gordon Ramsay television Hell's Kitchen 2004 London Marathon 3:30:37 MarathonGuide
Bill Rancic television The Apprentice 2001 Chicago Marathon 4:31:31 Athlinks as Billy the Kid Rancic
Sophie Raworth television BBC News 2013 London Marathon 3:44:19 [12]
Al Roker television Today 2010 New York City Marathon 7:09:44 NYRR [13]
Ryan Sutter television The Bachelorette 2011 New York City Marathon 3:17:56 NYRR
Meredith Vieira television The View 2010 New York City Marathon 5:59:00 NYRR [13]
Oprah Winfrey television The Oprah Winfrey Show 1994 Marine Corps Marathon 4:29:20 [10]
Ethan Zohn television Amazing Race 2010 New York City Marathon 4:16:20 NYRR
Anna Kooiman television Fox and Friends 2008 Glass City Marathon 3:27:22 MarathonGuide
Sean Combs music 2003 New York City Marathon 4:14:52 NYRR [14]
Flea music Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Los Angeles Marathon 3:41:49 Athlinks as Michael Balzary [15]
Ben Gibbard music Death Cab for Cutie 2011 Los Angeles Marathon 3:56:34 MarathonGuide [14]
Nick Hexum music 311 2006 Los Angeles Marathon 5:29:44 [14]
Dexter Holland music The Offspring 2007 Los Angeles Marathon 5:21:24 Athlinks [14]
Katherine Jenkins music mezzo-soprano 2013 London Marathon 5:26:42 [16]
Ronan Keating music Boyzone 2008 London Marathon 3:59:33 Athlinks
Mike Malinin music Goo Goo Dolls 2000 San Francisco Marathon 3:23:56 MarathonGuide as Michael Malinin [14]
Johnny Marr music guitarist 2010 New York City Marathon 3:54:18 NYRR as John Marr [14]
Joey McIntyre music New Kids on the Block 2013 Boston Marathon 3:57:06 MarathonGuide as Joseph McIntyre [14]
Alanis Morissette music 2009 Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon 4:17:03 MarathonGuide [14]
Stuart Murdoch music Belle and Sebastian 1986 Glasgow Marathon 2:57:08 [14]
Lisette Oropesa music opera 2014 Toronto Marathon 4:15:57 MarathonGuide
Josh Ritter music 2006 New York City Marathon 3:54:46 MarathonGuide [14]
Jake Shimabukuro music ukulele virtuoso 2006 Honolulu Marathon 5:24:29 MarathonGuide
Björn Ulvaeus music ABBA 1980 Stockholm Marathon 3:23:54 [17]
Rolf Aldag athletics cycling 2006 Hamburg Marathon 2:42:57 [18]
Lance Armstrong athletics cycling 2007 New York City Marathon 2:46:43 NYRR [19]
Daniel Atienza athletics cycling 2013 Zurich Marathon 2:29:27 Athlinks
Tiki Barber athletics American football 2014 New York City Marathon 5:14:37 MarathonGuide [6]
Kajsa Bergqvist athletics high jump 2010 New York City Marathon 3:56:57 NYRR
Chris Boardman athletics cycling 2009 London Marathon 3:19:27 Athlinks
Jenson Button athletics Formula One 2015 London Marathon 2:52:30 [1]
James Cracknell athletics rowing 2008 London Marathon 2:59:11 Athlinks
Roger Craig athletics American football 2005 Chicago Marathon 3:51:04 Athlinks
Kimiko Date-Krumm athletics tennis 2004 London Marathon 3:27:47
Amer Delić athletics tennis 2014 New York City Marathon 3:58:02 NYRR
Bill Demong athletics skiing 2014 New York City Marathon 2:33:05 NYRR [6]
Luis Enrique athletics association football 2007 Florence Marathon 2:58:08 [20]
Jennie Finch athletics softball 2011 New York City Marathon 4:05:26 NYRR
Laurent Jalabert athletics cycling 2007 Barcelona Marathon 2:45:52 Athlinks
Heikki Kovalainen athletics Formula One 2007 New York City Marathon 3:36:56 NYRR
Justin Leonard athletics golf 2001 Dallas White Rock Marathon 3:54:19 MarathonGuide
Amélie Mauresmo athletics tennis 2012 Paris Marathon 3:16:49 Athlinks
Leontien van Moorsel athletics cycling 2008 Rotterdam Marathon 3:28:57 Athlinks
Pavel Nedved athletics football (soccer) 2012 Prague Marathon 3:49:51 Athlinks
Apolo Ohno athletics skating 2011 New York City Marathon 3:25:12 NYRR
Abraham Olano athletics cycling 2006 San Sebastian Marathon 2:39:19 [2][3]
Kyle Petty athletics NASCAR 2005 Las Vegas Marathon 4:18:34 MarathonGuide
Clancy Rudeforth athletics Australian rules football 2005 New York City Marathon 3:15:32 NYRR
Edwin van der Sar athletics football (soccer) 2011 New York City Marathon 4:19:16 Athlinks
Kerri Strug athletics gymnastics 2008 New York City Marathon 3:56:06 NYRR
Andrew Strauss athletics cricket 2013 London Marathon 3:31:52 [21]
Lynn Swann athletics American football 1993 New York City Marathon 4:26:41 NYRR
Pat Tillman athletics American football 2000 Avenue of The Giants Marathon 3:48:48 MarathonGuide
Amani Toomer athletics American football 2010 New York City Marathon 4:13:45 NYRR [22]
Jarno Trulli athletics Formula One 2000 New York City Marathon 4:00:28 NYRR
Michael Waltrip athletics driver 2005 Las Vegas Marathon 3:56:52 MarathonGuide
Mats Wilander athletics tennis 1997 New York City Marathon 4:19:19 NYRR
Caroline Wozniacki athletics tennis 2014 New York City Marathon 3:26:33 NYRR [23]
Joop Zoetemelk athletics cycling 2010 Paris Marathon 4:08:52 Athlinks
Kim Alexis modeling 1991 New York City Marathon 3:52:00 NYRR [24]
Joshua Holmes modeling 2005 Tucson Marathon 3:22:08 Athlinks
Ali Landry modeling 2002 Boston Marathon 5:41:41
Nell McAndrew modeling 2012 London Marathon 2:54:39 Athlinks
Beth Ostrosky modeling 2008 New York City Marathon 4:15:39 NYRR
Christy Turlington modeling 2011 New York City Marathon 4:20:46 NYRR [25]
Max Baucus government U.S. Senate 1982 Governor’s Cup Marathon 3:01:18
Jill Biden government Wife of U.S. Vice President 1998 Marine Corps Marathon 4:30:02 Athlinks [10]
L. Paul Bremer government American diplomat 1991 Boston Marathon 3:00:34
George W. Bush government U.S. President 1993 Houston Marathon 3:44:52 Athlinks as G W Bush
Brian Calley government Lt. Governor of Michigan 2013 Detroit Marathon 4:31:47 MarathonGuide
Alastair Campbell government British politician 2003 London Marathon 3:53:45 Athlinks
Mark Carney government central bank governor 2015 London Marathon 3:31:35 Results
Tammy Duckworth government U.S. Congress 2011 Chicago Marathon (handcycle) 2:09:26 Chicago Marathon [26]
Michael Dukakis government Governor of Massachusetts 1951 Boston Marathon 3:31:00
Mikuláš Dzurinda government Prime Minister of Slovakia 1986 Malokarpatsky Marathon 2:54:57
John Edwards government U.S. Senate 1983 Marine Corps Marathon 3:30:18 [10]
Joschka Fischer government German Foreign Minister 1998 Hamburg Marathon 3:41:36
Frederik government Crown Prince of Denmark 1994 Copenhagen Marathon 3:06:49
Bill Frist government U.S. Senate 2000 Marine Corps Marathon 4:46:12 Athlinks as William Frist [10]
Al Gore government U.S. Vice President 1997 Marine Corps Marathon 4:58:25 Athlinks as Albert Gore [10]
Jörg Haider government Austrian politician 1997 Vienna City Marathon 3:33:19 Athlinks
Mike Huckabee government Governor of Arkansas 2005 Marine Corps Marathon 4:37:29 Athlinks [27]
Eduardo Maruri government Ecuadorian politician 2005 Guayaquil Marathon 3:59:03
Sarah Palin government Governor of Alaska 2005 Humpy’s Classic Marathon 3:59:36 MarathonGuide
Matthew Parris government British politician 1985 London Marathon 2:32:57 [4]
David Petraeus government CIA Director 1982 Omaha Marathon 2:50:53 [28]
Harry Reid government U.S. Senate 1972 Boston Marathon 3:16
Paul Ryan government U.S. Senate 1990 Grandma's Marathon 4:01:25 [29]
Eliot Spitzer government Governor of New York 1983 New York City Marathon 3:58:43 NYRR
Alexander Stubb government Prime Minister of Finland 2014 Berlin Marathon 3:11:23 Athlinks [30]
Clarence Thomas government U.S. Supreme Court 1980 Marine Corps Marathon 3:11:00 [10] (noted "unofficial")
Arne Treholt government Norwegian politician 1982 New York City Marathon 2:54:05 Athlinks
Dominique de Villepin government French Prime Minister 1980 Marathon de l’Essonne 2:57:06
Tom Vilsack government Governor of Iowa 2005 Marathon-to-Marathon 5:03:09 MarathonGuide
Willem-Alexander government King of the Netherlands 1992 New York City Marathon 4:27:00 NYRR (Bib 18756)
Abdelkader Benali literature Moroccan-Dutch writer 2006 Rotterdam Marathon 2:52:25 Athlinks
Benjamin Cheever literature American writer 1981 New York City Marathon 2:58:35 Athlinks
Haruki Murakami literature Japanese Author 1991 New York City Marathon 3:31:26 NYRR [31]
Matthias Politycki literature German writer 2013 London Marathon 3:52:14 Athlinks
Erich Segal literature American writer 1964 Boston Marathon 2:56:30
Günter Wallraff literature German writer 1983 Frankfurt Marathon 2:50:14
Shinya Yamanaka science Nobel Prize winner 2012 Tokyo Marathon 4:03:19 [32]
Wolfgang Ketterle science Nobel Prize winner 2014 Boston Marathon 2:44:06 MarathonGuide
Martin Gruebele science scientist 2013 California International Marathon 3:10:34 MarathonGuide
Chris Evans radio personality 2015 London Marathon 4:53:15 Results
Jenni Falconer radio personality 2015 London Marathon 3:54:53 Results
Bobby Flay celebrity chef 2010 New York City Marathon 4:01:37 NYRR [33]
Jared Fogle Subway restaurant 2010 New York City Marathon 5:13:28 NYRR [34]
Christer Fuglesang Swedish astronaut 1987 Stockholm Marathon 3:15:05
Greg James radio personality 2015 London Marathon 4:26:32 Results
Edison Peña rescued Chilean miner 2010 New York City Marathon 5:40:51 NYRR
Robin Quivers radio personality 2010 New York City Marathon 6:09:00 NYRR [13]
Peter Sagal radio personality 2011 Philadelphia Marathon 3:09:25 Athlinks
Volker Schlöndorff German film-maker 2008 Paris Marathon 4:37:41 Athlinks as Volker Schloendorff
Alan Turing science mathematician, cryptologist 1947 Amateur Athletic Championships 2:46:03 [35]
Guido van der Werve Dutch conceptual artist 2013 Berlin Marathon 2:57:06 Athlinks

Notes[edit]

Eddie Izzard ran the equivalent of 43 marathons in 51 days in 2009, though none of these was an organized marathon.[36]

In 2007, Hamish Blake reportedly ran the length of a marathon around a track in Melbourne, "in an attempt to beat Katie Holmes's marathon time. He succeeded, in a time of 5:25:00."[37]

Joe Strummer guitarist and lead vocalist for punk band the Clash, claimed to have run the Paris Marathon in 1982; no records exist of his attempt or finish.[38]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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