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Samir Completes 197 Miles of 460-Mile Birthday Hike

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In celebration of his 46th birthday on July 4th, Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic is hiking 460 miles in Aspen, CO! He is hiking 10 miles for each year he’s been alive (10 x 46= 460 miles) with a 50lbs+ backpack- on rugged, steep terrain (up to 47% incline). Now he’s completed week 2 and has acclimated his Houston sea-level lungs to the altitude a bit more, but the fatigue from the accumulation of the mileage he’s doing is catching up to him- he was able to complete 97 miles this week (in addition to the 100 miles on week 1!). To read about his experiences Week 1, click here. As we go into week 3, his goal is 138.8 miles to reach his goal of 460 miles. Please go and cheer Samir on as he continues his extreme hiking on social media!

As Houston’s Official “Fitness Czar”, Samir is doing this long hike in an effort to encourage and motivate Americans to be more active, walk, hike, and get outdoors. This type of fitness challenge around his birthdays is not new- in 2020, Samir was also in Aspen, Colorado celebrating his 44th birthday, and hiked 44 miles (for his 44 years on earth) over the course of 15 hours on July 4th in order to motivate Americans to be more active (and walk 1-2 miles a day). Spoiler alert: while he originally set out to do it over two days, he completed it in one, finishing in the middle of the night, in complete darkness! On that same trip, he hiked a total of 350 miles.

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