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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

Kevin Hart gets serious, beats Tiki Barber in NYC Marathon

The actor finished his first NYC marathon in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is greeted after finishing the New York City Marathon in Central Park in New York on November 5, 2017. Brendan McDermid / Reuters
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is greeted after finishing the New York City Marathon in Central Park in New York on November 5, 2017. Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Kevin Hart got serious about training for the New York City Marathon. So serious, he beat former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.

The comedian and actor posted a video on Instagram that says "Marathon complete. Got my gold medal. It's an amazing feeling. I can check this goal off my list."

He finished his first NYC marathon in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds. He'll have some bragging rights on Barber, running 33 minutes faster than the 42-year-old retired football player turned broadcaster.

The 38-year-old Hart says he "cramped real bad after Mile 20" but immediately set another goal of running more marathons.

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Kathrine Switzer ran her first NYC marathon since winning the title in 1974. The 70-year-old author and marathon commentator finished in 4:48:21.

Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. She used her initials because women weren't allowed to enter the event.

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