September 11, 2007 06:39 PM by Joe Blackmon
The ABC reality TV series "Fat March" began at the starting line of the
Boston Marathon with 12 participants, and ended in Washington, DC with
six winners. The contestants along with two fitness trainers, Steve
Pfiester and Lorrie Henry, walked over 570 miles and passed through
nine states. They competed for an initial prize pool of $1.2 million.
Stressing team work, the more people who finished, the more money each person won. Each person lost $10,000 for every competitor who was eliminated or dropped out on their own. The six participants who made it to the Washington, DC finish line won $40,000 each in prize money for a total of $240,000.
In the final challenge at a Woodbine, Maryland strawberry farm, Shea displayed extraordinary endurance and won the reward of top of the line in-home fitness equipment, a one-year membership to a health club and six months of private, personal training. She also got to choose another team member to receive this incredible prize, and she chose Loralie.
The six winning "Fat March" contestants are Chantal, Jami Lyn, Loralie, Shea, Michael, and Sam. Chantal lost 51 lbs., Jami Lyn lost 50 lbs., Loralie lost 56 lbs., Shea lost 55 lbs., Michael lost: 80 lbs., and Sam lost 85 lbs.