29 Mar '13, 5pm

Overweight Young Star of Nike Ad Loses 30 Pounds

Last summer, as critics denounced a Nike TV ad featuring an overweight pre-teen as degrading and unrealistic, the ad’s star was busy working out and eating right. Today, Nathan Sorrell, now 13, has lost 32 pounds and he credits the ad with helping him change this lifestyle. “[The haters] just motivate me more because I want to get off my feet and do extra time for those people that have enough time to be able to sit there and write mean comments on the internet, when they could be doing something like I am,” Sorrell told the TODAY show last summer . In the commercial, which ran during the Olympics, Nathan, weighing 232 pounds, is seen sweating and struggling to run on a wide, open road. The voiceover intones: “Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing. We’re all capable of it. All of us.” The spot was part of a larger campaign called “Find Your Greatness,” which aim...

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