Anthony Edwards, Sal Masekela

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Edward Norton took home the gold medal at the New York City Marathon today—in the actors, musicians and performers category, that is.

Norton finished the 26-mile race in an astonishing 3 hours, 48 minutes and 1 second. The 40-year-old Fight Clubber referred to his first experience as "phenomenal," participating on behalf of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a Kenya-based charitable organization.

(Also phenomenal: overall winner Meb Keflezighi, who ran the course in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds.)

Other celeb-marathoners included ER's Anthony Edwards, who crossed the finish line shortly after Norton, and singer Alanis Morissette, who finished just under four-and-a-half hours.

E!'s own Daily 10 host Sal Masekela ran the race as well, though he fell a bit short of his goal of beating Sean "Diddy" Combs' 2003 time. After the race was through, Sal tweeted the news: "Well Tweeps, I let you down. Didn't beat @iamdiddy. Hit a wall from hell at 18. Finished around 5 hrs. Hardest thing I've ever done."

Diddy was still generously impressed, tweeting, "You are a great man! I congratulate you in completing the nyc marathon and would like to double my donation! Great job!!!"

The Strokes bass player Nikolai Fraiture and The Biggest Loser record-breaker Tara Costa both pounded the New York pavement as well, finishing just 26 seconds apart at the 4-hour, 23-minute mark.

Rumored participants Teri Hatcher and daredevil David Blaine were absent from the festivities; earlier this week, Hatcher's rep confirmed she was sick with laryngitis.

In the meantime, Norton's next run will be on Modern Family, when the star stops by a November episode as a one-hit-wonder, has-been musician.


Check out some of the other marathoning big stars with big hearts in our Celeb-athon photo gallery.

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