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New Kids, Natalie Morales finish Boston Marathon

Boston-bred New Kids on the Block members (from left) Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood finished the Boston Marathon on Monday. Eric Wilbur for The Boston Globe/

If you ever wondered which member of New Kids on the Block is the fastest, it’s probably Joey McIntyre, who finished the Boston Marathon Monday in 3:48:11, beating his groupmate Danny Wood, whose time was 3:50.

Danny ran for the charity that honors his mother, the Betty Wood Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. McIntyre honored his momby running for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Today” show personality Natalie Morales.Gretchen Berg/NBC’s TODAY

The Boston-bred boy banders were among a pack of recognizable names who participated in the race. “Today” show personality Natalie Morales managed to finish the run — despite a hamstring injury — in 3:34:45, after supportive tweets from colleagues Savannah Guthrie and Meredith Vieira (who tweeted, “Love the pigtails!”). Her run benefited One Fund and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. (Last we checked, Morales had raised almost $58,000 for the causes.)

Newly-engaged New Kid Donnie Wahlberg was at the race to support his fellow New Kids and his brother, James Wahlberg , who serves as executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. James raised more than $100,000 for Mark’s organization and for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.


Another celebrity sibling who completed the run was Nancy Brady , sister of Tom Brady, who ran for the McCourt Foundation, which raises money for Alzheimer’s and MS research, and for the Accordia Global Health Foundation. Her sister-in-law, Gisele Bundchen, posted a supportive note on Instagram on Monday morning that said, “#BostonMarathon #Bestrong #GoNancy.”

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