Your adidas moment for 30 July 2014: Steve Way takes tenth in CG Games marathon in 2:15:16, PB and Masters record, video and story from BBC, thoughts by Larry Eder

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This story blew my mind. Steve Way is 40 years old and was overweight (16 stone-224 pounds), smoked, drank and overate. 

He has a revelation one day, starts running and after seven months of running runs 2:35:06 for the marathon! 

Running changes his life. He gets enamored with 100k races, and with 130 miles a week of running, he transforms himself. 

Last year, in the 2014 London Marathon, Steve runs a 2:16.24 marathon, and qualifies for the English team for the Commonwealth Games!

On 27 July, twenty minutes into the Commonwealth Games marathon, Steve Way ends up leading the marathon for a bit. He finishes tenth, in a new English record for Masters' runners, of 2:15.16! Only Steve and the winner, Mike Shelley score PBs in running in Glasgow on Sunday! 

Stuart Storey, the famed BBC announcer interviews Steve after his race! Stuart notes that Mr. Way gave up addictive smoking for addictive running, now using a positive addiction to change his life.  

Steve Way concurs! Way notes" If you run a marathon, you do not smoke for two hours and fifteen minutes!"

If you want to get inspired, snap on this link and see the four minute, six second video by the BBC on Steve Way. 


Get inspired!  Read Steve's results in the Commonwealth Games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/2014/results/sports/athletics/mens-marathon


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