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Pamela Anderson Running NYC Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 29, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM UTC
Pamela Anderson is running the NYC Marathon this year. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

She is doing it for charity.

According to ET News, former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson will trade in her bikini for running attire this November.

Apparently, Anderson will run the ING New York City Marathon in support of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, actor Sean Penn’s charity that he founded following the devastating earthquakes in Haiti back in 2010.

“I’ve been a supporter of JP from early stages,” Anderson said. “In last few years I have become more involved. If you go to Haiti, you fall in love. It is intoxicating. I have worked to defend animal rights and environmental warriors for decades. They all cross paths. Haiti has been mostly deforested sadly, which affects wildlife and people. It is vulnerable. I really believe Haiti might be the heart of the world.”

As part of the campaign, Anderson will accompany five Haitian elite runners who have never visited the United States.

“I’ve never taken on a physical challenge like this but I am willing to do something to show my dedication,” Anderson admitted.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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