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"The Biggest Loser" Run-Walk Hits Penn State Behrend

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Nearly 2,000 runners and walkers from 31states and two countries pounded the pavement on the campus of Penn State Behrend Sunday morning for The Biggest Loser Run-Walk. The 2nd annual event is sponsored by the hit NBC show "The Biggest Loser" and featured stars from season 15, David Brown and Chelsea Arthurs and season 5 contestants Dan and Jackie Evans.

"We go all through campus and into the neighborhoods a little bit. So you're going to see the entire beautiful Penn State Behrend campus,” said Jewel Parelman, race director. “The area is gorgeous over here, we really like it."

The show inspired some participants of the 5-K or half-marathon to start their own weight loss journeys, journeys that have led them to the starting line of the Run-Walk. Detroit residents martin and shelly gore are two of those runners.

"Tuesday nights used to be pizza night watching the show, watching them sweat, and about two years ago, my wife and I decided you know what, it's time to do something," said Martin Gore.

"We were big fans of the show, and I felt like they were getting tools that I obviously didn't know, so with the eating, we joined Weight Watchers to help," said Shelley Gore.

Even though running can be an individual sport, those we spoke with say they find strength in having support.

"It's priceless to me that we did it together. We did it as a team, and we'll keep it off as a team,” Shelly said.

"I'm here with my mom and my best friend and we're all on a weight loss journey,” said Kacee Sanders, of Erie. “It's been a while for me, I've had a couple goals and it's just great to be here this morning."

The first racers in the 5-K crossed the finish line in just over 20 minutes and the half-marathon in nearly 90 minutes.

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