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Pamela Anderson among the supermodels, actors, pro athletes who finished the New York City Marathon

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The start of the New York City Marathon. (Getty Images)

The New York City marathon returned to the streets of the Big Apple after a one-year hurricane-induced hiatus. The race winners were Geoffrey Mutai (2:08:24) and Priscah Jeptoo (2:25:07), cruising on a course lined with both fans and security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in April.

As one of the world's most notable races, the marathon attracts its share of celebrity runners among its 47,000 competitors. Here's Pamela Anderson, who completed the course in five hours and 41 minutes:

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Pamela Anderson finishes the NYC Marathon. (Getty Images)

Other celebrity notables included actor Anthony Edwards ("ER"); "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic, who started in last and tried to pass as many runners as he could; Olympic champion swimmer Summer Sanders; actor Patrick Wilson ("The Conjuring"), former NHL'er and '94 Stanley Cup winner Nick Kypreos, and supermodel Christy Turlington Burns. (For more celeb finishers, click here.)

Of course, the fans were having as much (and probably more) fun as the runners. New Yorkers came armed with signs funny, ridiculous and blunt:

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(We're pretty sure that was a joke.) For more fun NYC marathon signs, click here.

Congrats to all the runners! And to the rest of you ... we all need to get running.

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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