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Biggest Losers Run Boston Marathon for Charity

Danny Cahill and Jay Kruger run the 114th Boston Marathon. (photo by Amanda Arlauskas)

Biggest Losers Danny Cahill and Jay Kruger running the 114th Boston Marathon.

Boston’s 114th “Marathon Monday” was something not to joke about. The city literally came together to line the 26.2 mile marathon course with screaming supporters. There are no other words for the atmosphere except for totally amazing, inspiring, and just phenomenal. Six former Bigger Losers were invited to run the race for a charity called Good Sports, and a seventh (Tracey Yukich) ran it for a different charity, Homes for the Troops.

The race began with the mobility-impaired racers, followed by the wheelchairs, elite women, elite men, qualified men and women, and then charity runners. Robert Cheruiyot from Kenya won the men’s marathon in 02:05:51, and Teyba Erkesso from Ethiopia took first place in the woman’s marathon crossing the line in 02:26:14.

Biggest Losers Rebecca Meyer with Amanda Arlauskas at the Boston Marathon.

Season 5′s Mark Kruger made an impressive finish out of the group with a time of 03:37:55. The most current Biggest Loser winner Danny Cahill came in second, finishing at 05:08:47. Jay Kruger suffered with a shin injury throughout the race, but followed right behind at 05:10:14. Rebecca Meyer was fourth at 05:49:01 and Ali Vincent fifth at 05:53:27. Tracey Yukich, who ran the marathon with the Dr. Huizenga from The Biggest Loser, finished next, and behind her was Rudy Pauls. Unfortunately, with injuries themselves, they both finished right after 06:20:00 and didn’t receive official results.

This was without a doubt a difficult but amazing task that resulted in a huge accomplishment, the finishing of the Boston Marathon!

April 20th, 2010

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Valerie

I'm with Jodi. I've lost 150 pounds and I've not been handed a spot in Boston. I ran my first marathon in January: trained on my own and fought for every mile. Didn't come close to qualifying for Boston. To give away spots in this marathon is doing an injustice to those who have worked so hard to get to that starting line. Give the Biggest Losers spots in other marathons that don't have qualifying standards. I worked just as hard as any of the Biggest Losers did, but I'll probably never have the opportunity to run Boston.

posted Mar 1st, 2011 11:36 am


Jodi Vetter

Hi-- I lost 105 pounds on my own. I have been running for over 20 years (I had to take a year off due to complicated pregnancy). Anyway, running Boston has been a dream of mine since I was 14 years old. I have two children, one with autism, and a 30+ hour a week therapy schedule. I am beginning to doubt I will be able to accomplish this dream. It's heartwarming (sarcasm) to see that someone can act like a complete arse on television (aka Tracey), and get to run Boston for free (and not even finish with an official time). When the rest of us poor blokes have to EARN our spot at Boston, which next year supposedly is going to be more difficult, because they are talking about changing the standards.

posted Dec 9th, 2010 6:47 pm


allen

Great to see you in the crowd down at BC. What a fantastic day!
Allen
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posted Apr 29th, 2010 11:25 am



   
 

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