Just this past week, Ragnar Florida Keys welcomed a unique team – a team that raced with losing on their minds.
Several months ago an unlikely team began to form as they prepared for this Ragnar Relay. Each of the team members had lost at least 100 pounds through running and lifestyle changes and would be followed by a film crew for a documentary titled “From Fat to Finish Line.”
Rik, Katie, Mary, Linda, Allison, Jennifer, Andrea, Meredith, Jen S., Lealah, John, and Ada all completed the 200-mile, overnight relay from Miami to Key West and they’ve already inspired so many before the documentary has even had a chance to be edited. They were featured on the Today Show and several other news sites upon their finish. We caught up with one team members Ada Wong, who many will remember as a finalist on Biggest Loser 10.
“I have to admit, it was much more challenging than I had anticipated. I wasn’t used to running in hot, humid weather. My legs felt like cinder blocks for most of the run,” recalls Ada about her recent triumph. “I wore capris and had a tan line within half an hour! I also wasn’t used to running, taking a break, running again, and not sleeping.”
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Current media has given us the opportunity to watch so many real-life weight loss journeys in the past several years. From television shows to blogs, there are many willing to let the world watch and be inspired by their stories of weight loss. Coming soon will be a documentary about 12 individuals who lost the weight with the aid of running. Together these 12 will take on a 200 mile Ragnar Relay race in the film, “From Fat to Finish Line.”
Rik, Katie, Mary, Linda, Allison, Jennifer, Andrea, Meredith, Jen S., Lealah, John, and Ada are the members of an extra special group of runners. Everyone on the team has lost 100 pounds or more through running and healthy lifestyle changes. Together, these big losers will take on the 200 mile Ragnar Florida Keys relay in January 2013. Currently, the team is training and beginning the documentary.
Each teammate will be introduced and viewers will learn background on their weight loss journey. The runners have all been very candid prior to the film in one media form or another. Some have become blog celebrities as they have documented their weight loss, others have been on Oprah sharing their struggles, and one member, Ada Wong, was even a finalist on The Biggest Loser. The film will describe how the weight was lost and how it’s been kept off.
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