Since making a commitment to his most extreme challenge yet, Samir Becic, Harper Collins author of the book ReSYNC Your Life and four-time No. 1 fitness trainer in America, is near the halfway point of his quest to complete eight marathons in eight weeks under the equivalent of an obese weight. Becic has officially completed three of the eight marathons, with his next event slated for Sunday, Feb. 4, at the I Ran Marathons – Belgium race in San Antonio, Texas.
During the marathons, Becic wears a 73.5-pound weighted vest and shorts which, when multiplied by 1.6 to simulate the equivalent of human mass, equals 117.6 pounds. With Becic weighing in at 215 pounds, the total load on his body equals 332.6 pounds, which is equal to an obese weight.
Statistics show that 1 in 3 Americans is obese, and 360,000 deaths are occurring annually due to health complications related to obesity. Becic believes this epidemic needs to stop, and he needs the community’s help in order to end this crisis. “America currently holds the highest percentage of obesity in the world, at 35 percent nationwide,” Becic said. “My goal with this extreme fitness challenge is to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic in America, and hopefully bring it to an end so that we as a country can become the fittest nation in the world.”
Becic’s extreme fitness challenge began on Jan. 14, 2018, with the Chevron Houston Marathon, and will end on March 11, 2018, at the I Ran Flagships Marathon Bosnia and Herzegovina in Navarro, Texas. Becic completed the full 26.2-mile Chevron Houston Marathon in 5:52:48, and his live updates can be seen here. Prior to participating in the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 14, Becic had never before run a marathon, and he is not an avid runner. On Jan. 20, he completed his second marathon in Dallas, and his live updates can be seen here. On Jan. 28, he ran a marathon in Sugarland, Texas, and finished with a time of 5:49:39, and his live updates can be seen here.
Stay tuned to the Health Fitness Revolution magazine for Live Updates during his race.