New York City Marathon 2011
California native Christy Turlington was discovered in her teens and went on to have an incredible modeling career. But the former face of Calvin Klein has since stepped away from the runway and has focused her attention on her family (she has two children with actor Ed Burns), humanitarian efforts, and very recently, running. The supermodel has been tweeting about her progress training for her first ever 26.2 mile race, the 2011 New York City Marathon. Turlington is running to raise money for her organization Every Mother Counts, which she founded in support of maternal health after suffering from a postpartum hemorrhage in the wake of having her first child. Turlington has recruited some Twitter followers to also run for Every Mother Counts and has been tweeting tips for fellow marathoners. “Simply put, we want to run so others don't have to," Turlington said in a press release. "So often, distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. We hope to not only increase awareness for the cause but to also make that vital connection for people."