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Biggest Loser Garry Taking on Next Stage of Fitness Drive at Laguna Phuket International Marathon

Media Release
28-Apr-2010

Dedicated Couple Aim to Cross Finishing Line Hand-in-Hand 

Marathon weight loser Garry Holden has taken the first steps in the latest phase of his new healthy lifestyle - by entering the Laguna Phuket International Marathon.

Phuket resident Garry, who lost a staggering 45 kilos after competing in the TV weight loss reality show Asia’s Biggest Loser, will run the half marathon course of the annual Laguna marathon spectacular on Sunday, 13th June.

Garry will run alongside wife Jackie, who has joined him on his health and fitness crusade.

“Our lives have been completely transformed,” said Garry, who weighed 125 kilos just over six months ago. 

“The only running I ever did before was to get out of the rain – I never dreamed I would take part in a half  marathon. It just shows what can be achieved with focus and determination.”

Garry and Jackie are following a regime of training runs around their home in Ban Don village to prepare for their big day at Asia’s fastest-growing destination marathon.

They plan to hold hands as they cross the half marathon finishing line and will be  seeking sponsorship for the event’s fund-raising efforts for local schools.

More than 5,000 entrants from 45 countries are expected to take part in the Laguna Phuket International Marathon on 13th June, which is preceded by a twoday expo featuring sponsor booths and fun activities.

As well as the marathon itself and the half marathon, the event also has a 10.5km run, 2km children’s race and a 5km family walk. 

The course begins at Laguna Phuket and takes in various local areas on a mainly flat course, including a Thai village market, rubber plantation, rice fields and beach views, before finishing back at Laguna Phuket.

Online registration is open until 5th June. For further information or to register, visit: ww.phuketmarathon.com

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