Seeing a celebrity on the streets of NYC is a common occurrence for most New Yorkers. So it should come as no surprise that there are some pretty big names getting ready to step onto the Verrazano Bridge on November 6 to run in the NYC Marathon.
I am BEYOND excited to hear that Richard Blais – the winner of Top Chef All-Stars – is running this year! My husband, Paul, and I do not watch a ton of TV – but we never miss an episode of Top Chef. We have been fans of Blais since he was on the show’s 4th season several years ago and were rooting for him throughout the entire All-Stars’ season.
When I read Paul the list of names, he almost fell off the couch when he heard that Edwin van der Sar, the recently retired Manchester United goalkeeper, is also one of the celebrities running the marathon this year. I’m not a huge soccer fan, but according to Paul, van der Sar is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game.
Other celebrities I’m going to keep my eyes out for include:
- Mya, Grammy Award-winning singer
- Jennie Finch, U.S. Olympian/Softball
- Apolo Ohno, U.S. Olympian / short-track speed skating
- Christy Turlington Burns, model/founder, Every Mother Counts