Monday, November 9, 2015

Notable Runners in the 2015 New York City Marathon

On November 1, 2015, I ran the New York City Marathon and released my fourth novel, THE EMERALD BROOCH. It was an amazing day. It took me longer than I planned, but after months of hard work, I didn't want the day to end. 

It was announced by the New York Road Runners that 50,229 starters raced through five boroughs at the New York City Marathon on November 1. A handful of celebrities and other noteworthy runners joined their ranks to cross the finish line in Central Park. From fastest to slowest, here’s a look at their results.


Nev Schulman, 31, 3:34:31, an actor and producer known for his 2010 documentary Catfish and the MTV series Catfish: The TV Show
Daniel Humm, 39, 3:35:30, chef and co-owner of the restaurants Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad in New York City
Marcus Samuelsson, 45, 3:36:42, a celebrity chef and restaurateur
James Blake, 35, 3:51:19, a former professional tennis player who was once the No. 4 ranked player in the world
Katrina Bowden, 27, 4:17:23, an actress known for her role as Cerie on the show 30 Rock
Ethan Hawke, 44, 4:25:30, an Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, and director known for his role in Dead Poets Society and more recently the father in Boyhood
Gary Williams, 4:39:32, host of the Morning Drive on the Golf Channel
Greg Tyndorf a.k.a. Greg T, 4:49:48, a radio personality from Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Z100
Tiki Barber, 40, 4:50:56, a former NFL player who is the all-time rushing leader for the New York Giants and co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s morning show
Ethan Zohn, 42, 5:14:57, winner of the TV series Survivor, former pro soccer player, and cancer survivor
Christine Golic, 51, 5:35:37, wife of former NFL linebacker Mike Golic
Alicia Keys, 34, 5:50:52, a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actress


Knox Robinson, 40, 2:50:57, a running coach and founder of Black Roses NYC who graced the cover of the November issue (“Street Style”)
Roberto Puente, 32, 3:02:14, a welder from Queens who ran his first marathon in New York in 2006 with a time of 2:54 (“Work to Live, Live to Run”)
Rene Cuahuizo, 32, 3:09:35, a food delivery worker from Queens who works 14 hours a day and aimed to run 2:40 on Sunday (“Work to Live, Live to Run”)
Cesar Estevez, 57, 3:16:40, a barber from Queens who has notched 43 marathons (“Work to Live, Live to Run”)
Domenica Ramos, 32, 3:33:34, a single mother and server from Harlem who works double shifts to support herself and her daughter (“Work to Live, Live to Run”)
Margaret Webber Smith, 3:34:29, a “previvor” who, in 2009, endured a hysterectomy and bilateral mastectomy after she learned she had a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer (“Go You!”)
Casey Neistat, 34, 3:49:19, a New York City-based filmmaker who creates popular videos on YouTube (“Action Star”)
Jessica Petras, 29, 5:04:54, a mother of two who shed 100 pounds and raced to raise funds for Fred’s Team (“Go You!”)
Katherine Lowry Logan, 65, 6:46:10, a novelist whose latest book The Emerald Brooch was released today (“I’m A Runner”)


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