7. Marathon Coach – Julie Creffield
Told by her physician that she was too fat to participate in a marathon only threw fuel on the fire of Julie Creffield’s ambition to do so. By blogging about her running experience, Julie gained a global following and today coaches and encourages other plus size women to attain their dream of running a marathon.
8. Marathoner – Frank Pizarro
At 37 years old, 270-pound Frank Pizarro undertook his first marathon in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by contestants on the popular TV show “Biggest Loser”, Frank was less concerned with his race time than with being able to pass on the message of “if I can do it, so can you.”