A ridiculous bet helped this former pro runner lose 45 pounds
In February 2017, retired elite runner Colin McCourt made his first run in five years: a 20-minute shuffle at a speed of just over 12 minutes per mile through the streets of London near his home. The former 14-minute 5-km finisher had spent his years after the competition behind a desk, eaten fast food and drank a few too many pints in the evening. He looked in the mirror and saw an old, too heavy man. He barely recognized himself. Colin McCourt "=" Lazyimage Lazyoad "data-src =" https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/mg-9166-1546467279 .jpg? crop = 0.753xw: 0.776xh; 0.0708xw, 0.225xh & resize = 480: "[/]
Back on this first run, he wrote on Instagram how humiliating, painful "My legs rubbed and I needed a sports bra." To his horror, his former training partners started a group chat to harass him about how inappropriate he was. "The lyrics flew for five hours Bet: McCourt had to complete a 5-minute run in less than 16 minutes or tattoo all 17 names of his friends in Times New Roman by the end of 2017. If he paused 16 minutes, they would pay him 100 pounds each.
Er agreed to the conditions, which type of fool would refuse $ 2,200, then spent the night in a cold sweat and thought about what he had just agreed to. "My body hurt and now I had less al s one year to lose about 45 pounds to run under 16, "he says.