The 2013 ING New York City Marathon kicks off in less than a week, and the buzz and excitement surrounding the marathon is beginning to hit a boiling point. Participants are getting in their final training sessions, locals are re-routing their commutes to avoid road blocks, and, as always, there are a handful of unexpected and celebrity runners gaining attention from the media. As Marathon madness reaches its peak, take a break from all the preparation and take a look at some familiar faces that you may be surprised to see running. These are The 10 Most Surprising Participants in the NYC Marathon This Year.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.