Uzair Shafique has changed his life around having lost over 8st and is taking part in the Great Manchester Run this weekend.
Uzair is running for Cancer Research on Sunday and he told BBC Get Inspired that he is "really proud" of his weight loss having been 23st 7lb stone when he took up running.
For more on Uzair's story watch the video above.
Great Manchester Run 2016 takes place on Sunday May 22 and you can follow the action on BBC TV and also on our live text commentary.
You can get involved and send us your Great Manchester Run stories and messages by using the hashtag #GetInspired on social media
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