Yesterday, models Christy Turlington and Veronica Webb completed New York City’s 26.2 mile Marathon among 40,000 other runners including Grammy winner Mýa and reality star, Mario Lopez. While Veronica has run the marathon more than once, this was Christy’s first time and she finished in an impressive 4 hours and 20 minutes!
Christy and her team joined the NYC Marathon to raise money for her charity, Every Mother Counts which advocates and strives to increase education and support for maternal and child health. “I’m so proud of our Every Mother Counts team. We received so much love in every borough with men and women reaffirming that yes, “Every Mother Does Count!” At every challenge in the race my teammate Nick reminded me that too many of my sisters around the world walk further while in labor!” Christy said.
Other models including Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford took to their twitters to congratulate Christy on her admirable accomplishment. Maybe we’ll see a model team next year? Modelinia and Christy certainly hope so!