Samir’s next stop: Dallas Urban Ultra! After running the Chevron Houston Marathon with his compressed weights equivalent to a 73.5 lbs weighted vest, he’s ready to go to round 2 today in Dallas to keep up with his goal of running 8 marathons in 8 weeks. Even though the last marathon was strenuous, Samir is ready to keep running and raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in America.
Becic will be running 8 full Marathons in an 8-week time frame between January 14, 2018, and March 11, 2018, wearing compressed weights equivalent to 73.5 pounds weighted vest. When the 73.5-pound vest is multiplied by 1.6 to make it equivalent to human weight, it equals 117.6 pounds. With Becic weighing in at 215 pounds, the total load on his body will equal 332.6 pounds.
Race Day #2 is finally happening! Keep track of Samir and how he’s doing right here. We will be posting live footage of the race and updating everyone of the progress he is making and how he’s doing. Stay tuned:
Finish Line- Mile 26.2 (and an extra 2.5 miles)
Samir did it! Marathon #2 of 8 is completed! He actually surprised his team here at Health Fitness Revolution and did the extra 2.5 miles to complete the 50K Ultramarathon in 5:59:45! We are so proud of you Samir!
He said of the Dallas Urban Ultra Race: “It was a superbly organized event with great energy and I look forward to running another race with them in the future!”
Please continue following his journey and fight against obesity in America.
It is dark in Dallas as Samir wraps up Mile 22. He acknowledges that it is extremely difficult on his feet but he is feeling mentally strong! Hang in there Samir!
The sun is setting in Dallas as Samir finishes up Mile 20. He feels good mentally and physically but his feet are still hurting. He talks about how painful it must be for someone who is 400-500 lbs to walk around daily.
Samir is feeling focused even on mile 16! The weights are starting to get heavy and making him sore and exhausted, but he’s still going strong.
Mile 13: Halfway Mark
Samir is finally halfway through! He’s feeling tired but working through the exhaustion.
Samir explains that there is more to health than just being skinny and looking good, it’s about being healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually!
Samir is checking in at mile 8, talking about fighting for a cause that is much bigger than just him alone!
Samir wants you to motivate all of your friends and family to get fit and fight the obesity epidemic in America!
Samir is getting some water and cooling off before he heads to mile 7!
Making a quick pit stop for a drink.
He’s doing it! Samir is currently wrapping up mile 6 and in good spirits!
It may be hot outside, but Samir is still making great progress! Already on mile 3!
The beginning of the race:
Here’s Samir talking with the organizers of the Dallas Urban Ultra about ready to hit the trail and run this marathon!
Looks like Samir is making friends at the race!