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How the Colfax Marathon inspired me to drop 85 pounds

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Training for last year’s Denver Colfax Marathon changed my life, even though my race-day performance ended after about seven steps. That’s how many stairs I had to climb to reach the pre-race podium in City Park.

Four months earlier, on Jan. 12, 2022, I received the news that as vice president of sales for Cigna Healthcare, the race’s presenting sponsor, it would be my role to introduce our organization to the immense crowd in attendance. 

My first, incredibly alarming, thought: “I am really large.” 

I was a 49-year-old formerly competitive athlete tasked with publicly preaching health and vitality to tens of thousands of people, but after years of complacency I represented the opposite of that. 

As fate would have it, my college-aged daughter was…

Brett Winingham

2023-05-19 01:30:00

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