NEW YORK — Three Olympic champions ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, but none of them won their gold medals in strictly running events.
Gwen Jorgensen, the Olympic triathlon champion who was unhappy with her 26.2-mile debut, was joined by race-walking stars Robert Korzeniowski of Poland and Jared Tallent of Australia.
They weren’t the only non-running Olympians in the field.
Retired Spanish soccer star Raul played at the 1996 Atlanta Games as a 19-year-old, before gaining his first senior national-team cap.Follow @nzaccardi
|Tiki Barber||Retired NFL player||4:28:26|
|Marion Bartoli||Retired tennis player||5:40:04|
|Jax||American Idol finalist||5:17:37|
|Robert Korzeniowski||Olympic champion race walker||2:47:53|
|Raul||Retired soccer player||3:26:05|
|Will Reeve||Son of Christopher Reeve||4:36:15|
|Sam Ryan||TV sportscaster||4:31:53|
|Nev Schulman||TV personality||3:21:58|
|Jared Tallent||Olympic champion race walker||3:43:14|
|Mary Wittenburg||Former NYRR CEO||3:41:09|