So here you have it....
A Sprint to the Finish!! How did the Half Marathon guy get a close up??
- TO FINISH A MARATHON:
- So why don't they show the training???
- Why don't they show the water stops?
- What did they use for fuel during the run?
I find the Biggest Loser Marathon episode entertaining because I like to watch people run. But the editing is HORRIBLE!! The Editing does not show the hours training, the hydration and fuel during, or the REAL emotions that come with the Marathon. This portrayal of a Marathon makes it look like ANYONE could step out of their front door and do 26.2. UMMMMM NO!! To Finish a Marathon takes training, there is pain, there are injuries, and no one should try to run a Marathon with 30 days to train.
SUGGESTION to BIGGEST LOSER:
Why not tell the contestants at the start that the final 4 will run a Marathon? Why not show what it takes to shed the pounds and gain the physical fitness required to be a runner? This would do a service to those who may one day want to tackle 26.2. Show the training plan and EVERYTHING that it takes to prepare. Editing it out discredits the effort that the contestants put toward their running training.
NOTE to Jillian and Bob:
When training for a Marathon many people gain weight or don't lose any weight. Poor Daris was HUNGRY! While training for a Marathon I am in a constant state of HUNGER. I eat non-stop and do not lose a pound. They totally ignored his effort and his AMAZING result! This guy has the potential to be a great runner, but with that negative feedback they knocked him down to tears. UGH!! Really?? Not everyone wants to spend hours jumping on and off of benches, if he has a passion for running support that. Maybe he gained 2 pounds, but in the grand scheme if he ends up being a RUNNER he will have the active lifestyle which will help him keep off those pounds long term. Afterall look at Sion and his weight gain...did you teach him how to maintain his weight? I think not.
- Wow I did not think I had such an opinion... What are your thoughts?
- Have you posted race Finish line pictures? Send me the link, I love finish line pictures :)