Reality tv stars compete in half marathon
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Have you ever wondered how reality tv stars might fare against one another in a real life athletic event? Several weight loss tv contestants participated in the recent San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon which helped raise funds for The Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Karla Guy from Dance Your Ass Off ran along with Lance and Melissa from The Biggest Loser. The Dance Your Ass Off contestant completed the 13.1 miles first in 3 hours and 11 minutes, with Lance and Melissa coming in at 3:20. Considering that no one in the group is an experienced distance runner, and each has been struggling with weight loss, few would argue with the fact that these accomplishments are impressive.


This is the second half marathon for Karla. But this event held particular significance. Karla's mother is battling breast and bone cancer. She thought about her mom along the course.

"Along the race route there were signs with pictures of people who had lost their lives to cancer. There were also many teams running for and in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, so it was a constant reminder of my mother. I teared up a few times."

Karla's time at this event was just 2 minutes slower than her performance several months ago at the Arizona Rock and Roll Half Marathon. She attributes the extra time to the significant hills in San Diego. But she isn't deterred from continued competition. Karla says, "I am still proud of my accomplishment and I plan to train harder for the next one." She plans to sign up for a full marathon in the near future.

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