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Ragnar runners lose weight, find new lives

Published Jan. 18, 2013

For years, their bodies swelled with fat. After 200 miles, their hearts swelled with gratitude. The team of 12 runners, led by Rik Akey, joyfully finished the Ragnar Relays Florida Keys earlier this month, and celebrated a huge accomplishment built upon hundreds of small ones, overcoming obesity and maintaining fitness.


Once obese, marathoner now leads team from "Fat to Finish Line"

Published Sept. 7, 2012

Pictures of Rik Akey taken four years ago show a man who looks like the captain of an eating team. And no amount of Photoshop magic could transform that pudgy-faced man into the captain of a running team. It took his own work and sweat to accomplish that.

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