Samir has officially completed 5 of his 8 marathons with extra compressed weights equal to a 73.5 lbs weighted vest! His fifth marathon is TODAY in The Woodlands, TX at the Woodlands Marathon.
Becic will be running 8 full Marathons in an 8-week time frame between January 14, 2018, and March 11, 2018, wearing compressed weights equivalent to 73.5 pounds weighted vest. When the 73.5-pound vest is multiplied by 1.6 to make it equivalent to human weight, it equals 117.6 pounds. With Becic weighing in at 215 pounds, the total load on his body will equal 332.6 pounds.
Samir started his mega challenge with the Houston Marathon and will finish with his final marathon being the “I Ran Flagships Marathons Bosnia and Herzegovina” trail marathon.
Becic completed the full 26.2-mile Chevron Houston Marathon on January 14th, 2018, wearing a compressed weighted vest and shorts equivalent to 73.5 pounds or an 118 lbs living body. He ran the marathon in 5:52.48 and his live updates can be seen here. Last Saturday, he completed his second marathon in Dallas, and his live updates can be seen here. His third marathon in Sugarland, TX, he ran in 5:48.38. His fourth marathon was in San Antonio. His fifth marathon was in Austin, TX and he finished with his best time yet of 5:43.
Marathon #6 is happening NOW! You can track him live here (Bib #1233). Check in here for live updates of Samir’s progress in the Woodlands Marathon as we post Facebook Live videos and pictures as it’s taking place:
He was in a lot of pain post race and got tended to by the medical team at the marathon.
Samir has completed race #6!
Samir is still in a lot pain and feels like someone is stabbing his quadriceps with a knife. He did, however, run alongside and inspirational runner, Rev, who is also running the full marathon at 80 years young! Here are Samir’s Mile 17 updates:
Half Marathon 13.1:
Samir has made it to the halfway point of his sixth marathon! He is still in a lot of pain and surprised he has made it this far- but he’s gonna keep pushing through! Tweet him your support @samirbecic
Samir is having a tough time this marathon and wanted to quit after the first mile. Because he started the race already sore, he is in constant pain- and feels like he has knives stabbing into his quads as he runs. But he is refusing to give up and will do his best!
Although still sore from his previous 5 marathons, Samir is feeling mentally strong and ready for his sixth marathon!