29 Jul '16, 4pm

Former 314-pound minister lost a ton of weight & then finished a 314-mile race to celebrate

The 314-mile route takes runners across Tennessee to Castle Rock, Georgia, with a time cap of 10 days. With no aid stations, runners have the option to run with or without a crew. Pharr's wife, Amber, and their four children (Kherington, 7, Lukas, 6, Linkoln, 2, and Crockett, 1 month) provided on-the-course support. Pharr ran at night and rested—taking naps in a truck bed—during the heat of the day when temperatures climbed into the 90s. “I had some really good times and some extreme lows,” he said. “It wasn’t really like hitting a wall, but my feet got trashed, and I had at least three DNF moments where if it was any other race it would’ve been over.” Pharr pushed on, finishing 15th out of 62 runners with a time of 5:21:26:19. And the next day, even with blisters and aching feet, he ran two miles. That's because Pharr also has a running streak: He hasn’t missed a day of r...

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