Cooper River Bridge Run and TheFatGuy

TheFatGuy’s Participant Story for the Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR)

I am Mike Campbell, AKA TheFatGuy. I weighed 360 pounds in February 2009 at almost 53 years old. I lost 150pounds between March 2009 and February 2010. I was overweight most of my adult life until my wife helped me realize I was in my own personal fire. She told me a story that eventually created the AHA moment I needed to start my journey to health and wellness. She helped me understand that I had to find MY way “Out of the Fire” if I was ever going to help anyone else in my life. I had numerous health issues and seven drugs to deal with those health issues. My story is much longer than this and you can find out more about it at

I am now 57 years old and happy to say I am as fit and healthy as I have ever been in my life. I am off all medications and can do things I never thought possible. I sure never thought I would be part of the CRBR. Two years ago I walked/jogged the CRBR with a friend. I was happy to be in a position to encourage him on our trek! I have benefited from the Bridge Run in my volunteer work too. Eat Smart Move More Charleston Tri-County, which I Chair, received funding from CRBR to train Walk Leaders across our community to lead walking/running groups. CRBR also provided free registration to a number of children and adults involved in the Youth Marathon Program I direct as part of the Charleston Marathon.

I am blessed to have found my journey to health and wellness. We are all fortunate to have the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston!

TheFatGuy, Mike Campbell

Cooper River Bridge Run Article

PS Thanks to CRBR for featuring TheFatGuy! CRBR !

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