Christy Turlington Burns Breaks Personal Record at London Marathon

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Over the past few weeks since Apple's "Spring Forward" event, model and founder of non-profit organization Every Mother Counts Christy Turlington Burns has kept a blog on Apple's official website describing her use of the Apple Watch in helping her prepare for the Virgin Money 2015 London Marathon.

It's about that time...Wish me luck and some speed #everymileeverymother @everymomcounts sub 4hrs #applewatch

A photo posted by Christy Turlington Burns (@cturlington) on


After finishing the marathon yesterday, Burns posted a time of 3 hours and 46 minutes, flying just under her goal time of 3 hours and 55 minutes (via The Telegraph).

Angled as a seven week build-up to the 2015 London Marathon, Burns' final blog entry was posted last week, also timing itself with the official launch of the Apple Watch last Friday. As Burns mentioned in her latest post for Apple, "as a 46‑year‑old mom, I’m proud of my under‑4‑hour goal", even though most "extreme" athletes can get a finish time under the 3 hour mark.

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Burns used a variety of Apple Watch features over the nearly-two-months she trained for the marathon, from praising the dexterity of the Watch in learning personal stride and workout preferences to the subtle encouragement of filling every activity ring each day.

Although her role in the launch of the Apple Watch can be seen as purely promotional, she did shed some light on unknown features concerning lesser-discussed portions of the Watch's abilities, including the fact that after a few runs paired with an iPhone, the Watch can work independently of the iPhone over time.

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Top Rated Comments

VictorWI Avatar
75 months ago

Who cares about this lady's personal life


I thought the same about your comment.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
75 months ago
and all thanks to Apple Watch ;-)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Branskins Avatar
75 months ago

Who cares about this lady's personal life


It's for her charity.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scwinsett Avatar
75 months ago
Who cares about this lady's personal life
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iHack13 Avatar
75 months ago
Big respect for running with that huge iPhone


Edit: if you google her running , you will always see photographs that are hiding the arm with the iphone in the background while the apple watch is being on front.

Why? A picture is telling more than a hundred words:

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teslo Avatar
75 months ago

This woman is CLEARLY underweight and not a good body image model for women.

please. a substantial portion of the female population is skinny-to-very-thin. This woman is CLEARLY a (demonstrably) healthy individual with a low BMI.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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