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Pamela Anderson's NYC Marathon Time, and 4 Other Celebrities Who Ran

While you were spending your Sunday laying in bed, recovering from Halloween festivities and eating an embarrassing number of leftover Kit Kats, more than 50,000 other people were running 26.2 long, hot miles across the five boroughs of New York City, only resting for water, bathrooms, or medical support. Among these insane — I mean, brave — individuals were a number of celebrities, many of whom participated in the annual event to raise funds for important charitable causes. It's a hugely respectable thing to do, and we're very impressed by all those, celebrity or not, who took the time and effort to run a marathon, all in the name of charity.

From Pamela Anderson to Patrick Wilson, here are the finishing times for five celebs who gave up their Sundays and worked hard for months to earn a spot in one of the largest and most respected marathons in the world. Why? Don't ask us — if we were them, we would've been just as happy taking the lazy route and writing a check. But we have to give these celebs credit for putting in the time and sweating it out, even it does make our fifth Reese's Cup in as many hours seem just a little bit guiltier.

Pamela Anderson

Former Baywatch star Anderson ran the race alongside her brother, Gerry, and clocked in at five hours, 41 minutes. While it's certainly no indication that the actress should change careers anytime soon, it's not bad for a first-timer, and almost irrelevant when you consider Anderson's motivations for running in the first place — to raise money for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, a charity devoted to rebuilding schools, medical facilities, and other necessities in the impoverished country. By the day of the marathon, Anderson had raised nearly $76,000 for the cause, according to her fundraising page. It's an amount worth celebrating, but it's doubtful Anderson has the energy, judging by the photo she shared on Twitter post-marathon, which shows her bed-ridden and covered in ice packs, and is captioned with a straightforward "Ouch!"

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Bill Rancic

Giuliana's husband (seriously, what does he do?) raised $30,000 for Fab-U-Wish, an organization co-founded by his wife and Be Bright Pink for breast and ovarian cancer survivors, when he competed in Sunday's race. He clocked in at a decent four hours, 57 minutes, with his final moments in the race captured in a video Giuliana posted to Instagram.

Image: @GiulianaRancic

Cindi Leive

The Glamour magazine editor-in-chief announced her intention to run the marathon back in October, when she used that issue's Letter-from-the-Editor to explain her reasons for competing. Despite admitting to being "bat-shit terrified," Leive finished the race in a perfectly average five hours and raised money for JumpStart Kids, a children's charity.

Image: @Cindi_Leive

Patrick Wilson

Wilson clocked it at an impressive three hours, 42 minutes, and managed to raise close to $4,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation while doing so. In other news, the Insidious star is a perfect human being.

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Christy Turlington

The model and activist ran the race to raise money for Every Mother Counts, an organization she founded in 2010 that works to improve the health of girls and women worldwide. With nearly $200,000 raised, Turlington's efforts paid off, and a four-hour, 35-minute race time isn't too bad, either.

Image: @CTurlington

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