Mike Huckabee Marathon Running

Posted: January 6, 2008 in marathon

Its good to see that one of our fellow running comrade is running for the white house. Mike Huckabee, one of the leading Republican Candidate, has ran in several marathons: the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon, 2006 Little Rock Marathon and the 2006 New York Marathon.

Mike is now running the biggest marathon of his life – the race to be President of USA. To get there he will have first to win the Republican nomination. When he won the Iowa primary, the first primary, he forgot the number one rule of marathon running, DONT START TOO FIRST! I hope he doesnt burn out!

Huckabee Personal Best running time

At the 2006 Little Rock Marathon he crossed the finish line in a time of 4 hrs 38 Minutes. Most coaches agree that the best way to get the best out of your athletes is to put them under competition. At Little Rock Marathon Mike was not only running to better his time but he was being challenged by Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Huckabee defeated Vilsack hands down by 50 minutes.

At the finish line Mike was over the moon, “Honestly, running a marathon was one of the greatest days of my life. It ranks up there with the birth of my children,” Huckabee said. “Crossing that finish line is truly one of the most incredible moments I think a human being can have.”

Fight for Dear Life
At one time Huckabee, a self declared “Foodaholic”, weighed nearly 300 pounds and said he could barely run a block. In 2003 doctors diagnosed Mike with diabetes, he was warned he could not live more than 10 years unless he reduced weight. This was the Eureka moment that set the then Governor in a quest to better health.

Mike has even written a book chronicling his dieting and exercise, “Quit Digging Your Grave With a Knife and a Fork.”

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