Patrick House discusses weight loss, Boston Marathon | News
FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now)- "I remember hearing two loud sounds. We were still 2.5 miles away. It didn't alarm me as being something significant," Patrick House said Thursday.
But moments after that, House learned something went terribly wrong at the Boston Marathon Monday.
"We were cut off by the National Guard at 24.5 miles. They came in, told us the race was over with, we're calling it. They diverted us from the finish line area," he says.
The season 10 winner of NBC's The Biggest Loser spoke of his experience as he addressed the NAMI, or National Alliance of Mental Illness, Conference in Flowood.
Although House didn't get to finish his third Boston Marathon, he plans to head back next year, to accomplish a personal goal, and to show support for the city.
"To go back and say you know, you may knock us down but you're not gonna keep us down. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will be bigger and better than ever," House said.
He also told the crowd about his dramatic weight loss, from 425 pounds down to his current weight of 210. But by making wise food choices and fitting in exercise six days a week, he has done more than maintain his healthy weight.
"I actually weigh less now than I did when I won the show," he says.
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