Steve Way, fruitless fat bloke to marvelous marathon runner

On Sunday 27th July, a self-confessed  ‘former fat bloke’ completed the Commonwealth Games Marathon finishing in the top 10 with a new personal best of 2hr 15mins 16secs beating Ron Hill’s 1979 British record for over 40s which stood at 2hr 15mins 46secs.

English runner Steve Way who once weighed at 16 stone, smoking 20 cigarettes a day, has turned his life around, taking up running for which he has suddenly transformed himself and never looked back.

Way never thought he’d be a runner, describing himself as a ‘geek who loved computers’, studying Physics at degree level, he would go out with the lads, drink a lot of beer and turn up at the end of the night at a kebab shop.

His weekends however since then have involved running and ensuring he is in best shape to compete, he has sure proven that over these games and aims to scale new heights with a 50k in Sweden coming up.

Way has tracked his progress and training over 3 years up until these games on his website, running the Virgin London Marathon in 2010 and 2011, and the International Association of Ultra Runners world 50k in 2012.

Steve takes his training seriously and is improving with every run, check out if you have been following the Games and feel inspired by his story.

Steve Way before

Steve Way before….

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