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Ethan Hawke: Marathon man

Ethan Hawke and his wife Ryan are set to join forces as they run the New York City Marathon together for the first time on 1 November (15).

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Ethan Hawke will be running the New York City Marathon in November (15).

The 44-year-old actor is teaming up with wife Ryan to pound the streets of the city at the world famous athletic event on November 1.

The Hawkes will be raising money for The Doe Fund, an organisation that attempts to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction and repeat criminal offences.

“Ryan and I are both feeling daunted and terrified about taking on the TCS New York City Marathon,” Ethan said in a statement obtained by People.

“But fortune favours the bold, right? We are of course excited, too! We hope it’s going to be a great day for all the runners, and know that running the race on behalf of The Doe Fund will raise awareness to help many deserving people achieve their own personal success and stability.”

The 26-mile race will mark the first marathon Ethan has competed in.

He and Ryan will most probably be supported by their daughters Clementine Jane and Indiana, who are sure to be watching from the sidelines.

The New York City event usually features some celebrity attendees, as previous competitors have included Pamela Anderson, Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan ran the marathon in 2008 to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease, which his father Jim suffers from.

And after crossing the finish line with an impressive time of 3 hours and 50 minutes, Ryan said: “I'm still standing. I'm very excited about that. It was an incredible experience.

"When I saw Michael J. Fox on Fifth Avenue, I gained about 15 pounds in goose bumps. It kind of pushed me through the last six miles or so.

"[During the race] I thought a lot about my father and Michael and the 500,000 other people afflicted with this awful disease in the United States alone. I ran for those who can't.”

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