Christy Turlington-Burns posts final Apple Watch blog post, following London Marathon personal best

“Christy Turlington-Burns has posted her final installment of the Apple Watch blog series she has been writing for the past seven weeks, tracking her use of Apple Watch to train for a personal best in the London marathon,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.

“The marathon was on Sunday and Turlington-Burns managed to beat her record by seventeen minutes,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “In total, Apple Watch tracked 26.44 miles through the marathon with Burns clocking in a time of 3 hours, 47 minutes.”

Mayo reports, “In the closing remarks, Turlington-Burns says that the Watch is the perfect tool for ‘improving your health and fitness’ with ‘setting small goals, then working patiently to meet them.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats to Christy on her personal best and to Apple for producing the Apple Watch that helped her do it!

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    1. Sigh, there is a difference between getting on a plane flying out and taking a bunch of pictures in poor areas i.e. Poverty Tourism and a VERY different thing when you actually “work” (public appearances, aiding solicitation, and public education) to help promote the good work many charities do. Clearly if you do ANY research beyond watching an Apple video you’ll see this woman WORKS to help others who are less fortunate than she is. She has my respect and my appreciation. You have neither.

    2. Mrs Burns has spent tons of time, money and energy in making a film and being very media present about female deaths while pregnant, 90% of which are preventable.
      In addition to the upcoming Virgin UK Marathon, she has run the Kilimanjaro (know where that is)? 10K alongside runners from Africa (who win an inordinate number of marathons and other long distance runners, kids run very long distances starting very young).
      One third of her film is shot in Africa.
      And she’s 45, two kids and almost died birthing one of them.

  1. Any time below 4 hours for a marathon is excellent. It means the runner probably ran the entire race at a consistent pace (no extended walking breaks) and did not have issues like cramping. If she improved by 17 minutes, her previous best was just over 4 hours, and it’s now significantly below.

    I’ve done a half marathon a few times, but it’s hard to imagine running two if them consecutively. And to be serious about it, you need to do distances above 20 miles just for training. My favorite distance is around a 12k. 🙂

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