ARIZONA’S “THE BIGGEST LOSER” WINNER JOHN RHODE AGREES TO ACT AS CELEBRITY HOST AND RUN IN PHOENIX MARATHON
Looking for a new personal challenge after dropping a whopping 220 pounds, Arizona’s “The Biggest Loser” champion, John Rhode, has agreed to run in the March 3, 2012 inaugural PHOENIX MARATHON and act as celebrity host for the race.
The 41-year-old special education teacher and coach from Mesa, Rhode lost over 49% of his starting weight during the six-month competition and says he wants to focus his attention now on motivating others to achieve their life’s goals.
“The PHOENIX MARATHON is the perfect event for me to support for two reasons,” Rhode said. “It gives me an opportunity to promote physical fitness and healthy living in my hometown community and, equally important to me as a teacher, the PHOENIX MARATHON will raise funds to benefit AzBrainfood, which is a wonderful charity providing nutritional weekend meals for Arizona students who come from homes where food is scarce.”
AzBrainfood (www.azbrainfood.org) discretely provides backpacks filled with food to hungry children each weekend as they leave school on Friday afternoons.