Pamela Anderson completed the 2013 New York City Marathon in 5:41:03. It's a fantastic finish for the first-time marathoner, who averaged 13:02 a mile.
Other celebrity runners included actor Patrick Wilson (who finished in an impressive 3:32:35); "Masterchef" judge Joe Bastianich (4:00:06); supermodel Christy Turlington (4:35:32), and reality TV star Bill Rancic (4:57:23).
Pamela, 46, ran alongside her brother Gerry Anderson, who was her running coach. Interestingly, the former "Baywatch" beauty confessed two weeks before the race that she had never run more than 12 miles, but was confident she would finish because her brother would not let her quit.
Anderson hated running when she first started doing it earlier this year, but grew to love it because it made her calm and centered.
I started running and I hated it, of course. Everyone hates running for the first mile. If you're running two miles or 20 miles it always hurts. Now I live it. I look forward to it. It's really good. It clears my head."
Pamela ran the NYC Marathon on behalf of J/P Haitian Relief, a charity founded by Sean Penn to help victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She raised nearly $76,000 for her efforts.
Anderson began her marathon training over the summer by following her longtime vegan diet and by building up her endurance on the elliptical trainer and Stairmaster. She then began doing five-mile runs and slowly logged more miles.
Before the race, Anderson said she had hoped to run under 15 minutes a mile. “I don’t even really know how long it takes to run the marathon,” she said. “To keep it under 15 minutes a mile would be my first goal. Hopefully I can run faster than that. My brother won’t let me stop. I’ll finish.”
After the race, Anderson proudly tweeted a photo of her shiny NYC Marathon medal. A record 50,740 runners participated in the NYC Marathon Nov. 3.