The marathon is still 26.2 miles, even when you're rich and famous. This immutable fact hasn't deterred a gaggle of bold-faced names from announcing they'll run this year's ING New York City Marathon on November 1.
Here's a brief rundown of celebrities who plan to run
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Former ER star Anthony Edwards headlines the celebrity contingent from another Kenya-based charity, Toby Tanser's Shoe4Africa organization, as he helps raise money for a planned children's hospital in the northwestern city of
Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Dan Jansen has signed on with ING Run for Something Betterto promote children's exercise, as has former hockey star Pat LaFontaine. Radio host Peter Sagal (Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me) is raising money for the Healthy Schools Campaign. Reality TV stars Brennan Swain,Ryan Sutter and Ian Rosenberger will run with actor Donal Logue and Pitchmen host Anthony Sullivanfor Grassroots Soccer, an organization that uses soccer to teach children and young adults about AIDS.
There will even be a touch of royalty passing through the five boroughs: Dutch Prince Pieter Christiaan Michiel plans to run for the World Wildlife Fund.
On a final note(!), musician Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes will run