29 Apr '16, 7pm

Binge-Eater Turned Marathon Training Coach Loses 100-Plus Pounds

Binge-Eater Turned Marathon Training Coach Loses 100-Plus Pounds

Three hundred and eighty-seven pounds. Kevin Collier might stand a sky-scraping 6 feet, 9 inches, but 387 pounds? And this is on a guy who weighed 170 pounds his senior year in high school, a guy who played football, basketball and ran track. “I like to eat. I like to drink, and was pretty lazy is the best way to put it,” says Collier, 45, a middle school technology specialist in St. Louis. Today, Collier is a sliver of his former self, weighing at 274 pounds. He’ll be among the 34,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes pounding the streets on April 30 for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2. “Running truly saved my life,” says Collier, who will be running his sixth marathon So how do you go from 170 pounds in high school to 387? One bite of pizza at a time and one sip of beer at a time. Before he turned his life around, Collier says it was routine fo...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2016/04/rock-n-roll-maratho...

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