Thursday, November 1, 2007

Vegan Marathon Runner Prepares To Book It

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – At this Sunday’s (Nov. 4) New York City Marathon, one fitness buff will be really bookin’ it.

In conjunction with e-textbook site, Andre Ditto, a personal trainer and vegan, will be running the fabled footrace with an extra load – 30-pounds of textbooks!

But Ditto, who’s already run the New York race four times, isn’t worried about the big bag of books.

Ten years ago, Ditto dropped 100-pounds, and he says, “I’m not worried. I used to be much heavier, so I’m used to carrying around extra weight. And the vegan part is an enhancement – meat and dairy weigh you down.”

And while CafeScribe will pay for his daughter’s college textbooks if he crosses the finish line, Ditto isn’t feeling the pressure of the pages – and he definitely isn’t cheating.

He says, “I guess I could drop some of the books, but I don’t plan on it. I’m just visualizing the whole race and seeing myself at the finish line.”

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