“I was looking around for other plus-size people who had done marathons, and I saw a lot of people who started the marathon but didn’t finish it,” she says. “So I was just really inspired by the idea of being plus-size and finishing the marathon, and the visibility that would create for other people who wanted to try it and thought they couldn’t because of their size.”

“Fat people can do amazing things” said Simeon Westfall, head of Fat Advocates. “We can no longer see being fat as a limitation, it is rather an adaptation to our plentiful available food”

Next year a 400 pound woman is going to attempt the marathon. “this is the new way, and they find that many men are now asking them out on dates and more interested once they realize how athletic fat women can be”

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