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Samir Completes First 100 Miles of 460-Mile 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 (10 x 46= 460 miles) with a 50lbs+ backpack for each year he’s been alive- on rugged, steep terrain. Because he lives in Houston, which is at sea level, Samir spent the first few hikes pushing himself as he acclimated to the altitude- he climbed the Aspen Summer Road to Sundeck Aspen 5 times, which is 9.2 miles out and back. The employees charged with maintaining the trail, which is not yet officially open, allowed Samir to hike on it after he explained his difficult birthday challenge. He’s now completed the first 100 miles of his 460-mile journey.

Samir has also been carrying his son, Ares Max, on various portions of the hike, adding to his weight load. As Houston’s Official “Fitness Czar”, Samir is doing this long hike in an effort to encourage at motivate Americans to be more active, walk, hike, and get outdoors.

This is not new for Samir; in 2020, he 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 in one, finishing in the middle of the night, in complete darkness!

Here are some more photos of his hikes so far:

Samir’s son Ares Max enjoying some R&R at Sundeck Aspen
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