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Runner wasn’t about to let knee pain make him quit

Hampered by severe knee pain, Ben Reisinger walked the last 11 miles of the Colfax Marathon on Sunday, but he has overcome far bigger challenges.

Two years ago, he weighed 375 pounds. When he resolved to lose weight and keep it off, he decided to set a goal he thought was impossible — run a marathon. He lost 190 pounds, first by walking, then by kick-boxing, then running. Sunday, he wore a shirt with pictures of him before and after the weight loss with the message, “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT.”

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