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The 2021 TCS New York Marathon was filled with some of the biggest names in pop culture as the former first daughter, stars of The Bachelor, and former Olympians from other sports ran the marathon alongside thousands of runners on Sunday.
Chelsea Clinton conquered her first-ever marathon, finishing in 3:59:09. Clinton celebrated at the finish line in Central Park with her parents – President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Chelsea tweeted after the marathon that completing the race has been a lifetime goal. She ran the race on behalf of a food non-profit charity called City Harvest, which helps the city of New York with food insecurity.
Love this photo so much, thank you for sharing it! This was right after I finished #NYCMarathon2021 and my mom was reminding me about a cartwheel contest I entered when I was three or four. She’s always cheering me on and I’m grateful every day @HillaryClinton is my mom! 🥰 https://t.co/Sk80z9f3vO
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 7, 2021
Marcus Mumford of the folk band Mumford & Sons finished the marathon in 3:53:22.
Former NFL running back Tiki Barber, who played for the New York Giants, completed the race for his seventh time (4:47:49).
Among the fastest celebrities was the women of the U.S. soccer team. Midfielder Lauren Holiday was the top finisher in 3:40:30, followed by Leslie Osbourne (3:41:33) and ex-U.S. team captain Abby Wambach (3:44:25).
Many reality stars from The Bachelor series also ran the 26.2-mile race. Former bachelor Matt James inspired fans by running shirtless alongside his close friend and former Bachelor contestant Tyler Cameron. Both men finished the race in 5:02:16.
Cameron and James ran the race on behalf of the Andrea Cameron Foundation, which Cameron started in memory of his late mother, Andrea Cameron, who passed away of a brain aneurysm.
— Matt James (@mattjames919) November 7, 2021
Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and her partner, Zac Clark, crossed the finish line together in 4:40:24. Clark is a seasoned marathoner with a personal best of 3:43. He helped his partner complete her first marathon in support of Clark’s Release Recovery charity.
Thirty-thousand mass runners weaved through all five boroughs, starting at the Verrazzano Bridge in Staten Island and making their way to Central Park to complete the NYC Marathon.
Original posted at runningmagazine.ca