(Spartan Blog) – The images of Danny Rodriguez, a man weight in at over 400lbs at the Midwest Spartan Super are startling. Rodriguez, along with some friends and a couple of staff members, hiked and fought for a staggering nine hours to cross the finish line. But that’s just the beginning of his story. Because Danny has committed to so much more. He’s moved to Pittsfield, Vermont to let Spartan founder Joe D help him change his life for the better by changing how he eats, how he trains, and how he lives. Rodriguez is ready.
Surrendering his car keys, his vehicle and all his cash, he says his goal is to lose 200 pounds. For accommodations in Pittsfield, he is sleeping on top of a Mountain without plumbing or electricity and carried his own luggage to the top as one of his first tasks. For the Chicago native, he’s never been this far from home but he knows that its time for something better.
Danny is now undergoing the very same regime Chris Davis went through with Spartan Race founder Joe Desena in Vermont in a bid to emulate the same weight loss and lifestyle change.
“This is why we started Spartan Race,” explains Joe De Sena. ”We’re here to rip people off their couches and change their lives. Forever. It’s that simple. When Danny leaves here, he’ll leave a different human being.”
Danny talks about what he wants to experience in this emotional journey to save his life.
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Signing up for an event, an athlete will: “run, jump and crawl their way over a dozen or more obstacles.”
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