Alicia Keys, Ethan Hawke, Olympians among New York City Marathon finishers
Some of the more than 50,000 starters in Sunday’s New York City Marathon included a few names who were recognizable to people who have never followed a 26.2-mile race.
Start with the Olympians. Most years, non-track and field Olympians line up for the five-borough race.
This year’s edition included three-time Olympic Alpine snowboarder Chris Klug, famous for overcoming a liver transplant to win bronze in 2002.
Klug, 42, clocked 4 hours, 13 minutes, 51 seconds, or about five minutes slower than 2002 Olympic teammate snowboarder Tricia Byrnes in 2011.
James Blake, a retired Beijing 2008 semifinalist, became the second prominent tennis player to complete the race in as many years, finishing in 3:51:19 and receiving a milkshake from Olympic mixed doubles gold medalist Victoria Azarenka.
In 2014, two-time Olympian Caroline Wozniacki ran it in 3:26:33, training while competing on the WTA Tour and spending the night before the race eating popcorn next to Serena Williams at a New York Rangers hockey game.
Other celebrity finishers from Sunday:
Alicia Keys, singer -- 5:50:52
Ethan Hawke, actor -- 4:25:30
Tiki Barber, retired NFL running back -- 4:50:56 (after a 5:14:37 in 2014)
Nev Schulman, MTV host -- 3:34:31