Supermodel Christy Turlington is celebrating after completing the New York City Marathon on Sunday (06Nov11).
The 42-year-old catwalk beauty took part in the gruelling 26.2-mile (42.19-kilometre) race to raise money for her maternal charity Every Mother Counts.
Turlington completed the course in a respectable time of four hours, 20 minutes and 47 seconds, and she was flooded with congratulatory messages from her famous friends.
In a post on Twitter.com, fellow supermodel Heidi Klum writes, "I admire you for running the Nyc Marathon for Every Mom Counts! Big Kiss!" while Cindy Crawford writes, "Christy - congrats! I'm tired just thinking about it."
TV host Ricki Lake adds, "Congrats Christy! Such an accomplishment and for a great cause."
Turlington adds, "Thank u (sic)... It was painful at times but so awesome & I loved it. Feeling so grateful 4 (for) my health, family & friends."