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This would have been a rare side two years ago.
Back then pop star's -- 300 pounds and it wasn't until he found out he needed heart surgery that he made losing weight at priority.
I cardiologist was you know it was like you know what you've been given a second chance.
What are you gonna do that -- you're just gonna go about doing -- couch potato or are you going to really make some changes Sen and have a great next 4050 years.
-- wanted to be a journalist his whole life.
Fox News radio on top stars in 2005.
He was working at a radio station in California.
And developed what he thought was a coal.
Doctors found his heart had enlarged and his body was slowly shutting down.
If you have a bike test that theory now than that now.
Creates a barrier to blood flow from the main pumping out into the rest of the body and puts a strain on the heart over time.
So the way that that's treated is actually remove that it aortic now and replace it in his case were that mechanical prosthesis.
On May seventeenth 2005.
That had surgery.
And it's lifestyle transformation began shortly after giving him.
You know piece of fried chicken -- -- butter biscuit -- does that haven't.
Well -- do that every day.
So so it's really about moderation slowly not started moving out like Chris Farley the first time about walking boot them.
Ahead -- -- out of all these big buff guys that I like holy cow.
So what do the kid I would just -- -- off peak times this.
Initially thought that was all and that's all I could so.
You all get out and I would like walk around the block and then -- -- just in a walking like a mile or two -- got so tired of walking everywhere I decided -- the start to start running and he hasn't stopped six.
It's therapist at the hospital inspired him to let the old -- would have thought to be impossible.
Because before long you're gonna be running a marathon and I decided I was nuts.
But I decided at that moment you know -- -- road America Boston.
Since then -- Todd has dropped a 120.
Pounds and counting.
He has participated in fifteen races including two half marathons.
And last year he took on the New York City Marathon.
Hot -- most of it but this year his goal is.
Different -- across that finish line one way or the other I hope I'm going to be able to run the whole thing I think I am but you know -- a matter because you know I'm just gonna do.
-- -- And we'll be there when he does check back to see -- progress in the New York City Marathon.
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