09:49 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 11/07/2010 07:00AM
There will be plenty of recognizable runners in the crowd at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Al Roker, cancer survivor Ethan Zohn, Chilean miner Edison Peña, Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers, Anthony Edwards, Ryan Sutter and Veronica Webb are among this year's celebrity participants.
"Almost everybody's bucket list includes running the ING New York City Marathon," Roker said in a statement. "Just the though of being able to start this race gives me goose bumps. As does the fear that the weather might turn ugly."
Originally posted 11/02/2009 09:00AM
Of the 43,741 people who ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a handful stood out, both for having claims to fame and for their reasons for running.
Alanis Morrissette, former ER doc Anthony Edwards, The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton and Christopher Reeve's son Matthew battled through the sweat and determination on the streets of the Big Apple, all for a good cause.
"It was such a thrill but I'm burnt," Edwards told PEOPLE moments after crossing the finish line. "I'm totally tired! But that's the point. I'm just so happy that I finished. But tomorrow I'm going to feel happier."
Originally posted 09/03/2009 08:55AM
He left his post at Chicago's County General Hospital, but Anthony Edwards has his eyes set on another medical facility – only this time it's halfway 'round the world.
The E.R. actor will be participating in the ING New York City Marathon Nov. 1 to raise funds for Shoe4Africa, a non-profit organization that donates shoes to Kenyan athletes and aims to build the largest public children's hospital in Africa.
"There's no pediatric education and medicine in sub-Saharan Africa," Edwards, 47, tells PEOPLE. "One hospital there has always had a dream of having a children's hospital so we're really hoping to achieve that dream. They need the funding and we're telling their story."
Originally posted 01/08/2004 10:21AM
January 8, 2004BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER Ever wonder what Ben Affleck likes to listen to? Certainly ladylove Jennifer Lopez's CDs must be in the rotation (not surprisingly, the Paycheck star says her latest, This Is Me ... Then, is a "great album"). Beyond that, it seems J.Lo has been influencing more than his fashion choices, giving him what he calls an "education in music appreciation." "Jen has a sophisticated taste in music, and is a such a gifted songwriter," says Affleck. "She has introduced me to so many talented music producers, and (has) exposed me to music beyond hip-hop and rap."
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