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'Overweight' Runner Completes London Marathon, Proves There's No Such Thing As Too Fat To Run

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julie runner helps fat women start running

Julie Creffield is a blogger and jogger from the U.K. and she's a fighter against inequality.

She uses herself as an example to prove wrong anyone who says that fat women can't run marathons.

Basically, after struggling to get into shape and doing some short distance fun runs, Julie decided to buckle down and sign up for the 2012 London marathon.

What pushed her to do something so drastic? She said:

"I agreed to take part in a fun run, and about 30 seconds in I thought I was going to die. And as I kind of plodded around, huffing and puffing, some little kid said, 'Oi! Fatty! Run!'"

That's just awful! So pointlessly cruel! She's just trying to improve her fitness, and someone put her down. So so terrible.

Thankfully, after signing up for that marathon, she dove into her training and finally successfully completed the race!!

She's since gone on to create a new blog The Fat Girl's Guide to Running which is an advice site for beginning runners. It's so amazing and truly inspirational!

Check out the video (below) to hear Julie's words of inspiration!

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2 comments to “'Overweight' Runner Completes London Marathon, Proves There's No Such Thing As Too Fat To Run”

  1. nfff says – reply to this


    Over weight people run marathons all the time. This is not big deal. They do not get good times but they do run them. I know some really good runners that are over weight. But they are good athletes.

  2. IQ is the seed of life says – reply to this


    In all my life I have never met anyone who says "fat women can't run marathons". Everybody I have ever known thinks plus size women SHOULD run more. They SHOULD work out. Obesity costs the taxpayers MILLIONS of dollars in various ways (somebody has to pay to medically treat poor overweight people who receive government assistance. Thats the taxpayer). No taxpayer should EVER discourage overweight people from working out or running. Its healthy for the person and for the medical system and the country.
    But marathons are only a 1/3 sport. Thats not even half full. Kinda boring. I say skip that and do a REAL event: triathlon. The ultimate challenge. That'll show people who is boss.
    I do my own mini triathlon all the time. I ride my bike to my friends house. I run with my dog thru the wilderness and then I kick back in my pool reading the paper on my floating chair. Sometimes I get some batting practice in too. I have all the worlds bees in my yard. No hive collapse here.