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November 7th, 2011 9:08am EST

MyaR&B star Mya and supermodel Christy Turlington are celebrating after completing the New York Marathon on Sunday.
 
The singer and model joined thousands of fellow runners to race across the five boroughs of the Big Apple in the 26.2 mile challenge.

Mya raised funds for the animal rescue and adoption charity the North Shore Animal League - but she knew it wouldn't be easy.
 
In a post on Twitter before the marathon, she wrote, "I think today might be the most challenging day of my entire life so far. Up for the challenge, but need your prayers & encouragement!"
 
However, Mya managed to brave the cold temperatures and crossed the finish line in just under seven hours.
 
An ecstatic Mya uploaded a photo of herself alongside the caption, "We did it! My trainer Alex and I at the finish line! Bladddow!"

Meanwhile, 42-year-old Turlington raised money for her maternal charity Every Mother Counts.

She 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, 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."

Christy Turlington

Photo Credits: PR Photos