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Disneyland Half Marathon Featured in Extreme Makeover Tonight

Darrell Fry

by , Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

There are always inspiring stories of perseverance that come out of our runDisney marathons and half marathons. We have seen everything from a blind Army hero who ran the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and then the Marathon the next day to a girl who ran the Disney Half Marathon six months after donating a kidney to her dad.

Tonight, though, America will get to see one of the best runDisney stories.

The season finale of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’’ will feature a segment on Krista, a 445-pound contestant from Texas who struggled to complete her weight-loss odyssey by tackling last year’s Disneyland Half Marathon. I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s at Disneyland, so you know it has to have a happy ending, right?

The truth is, it’s a moving story about this 34-year-old woman’s quest to reach the finish line and thereby create some inspirational memories for her family, particularly her young daughter, who cheer her on. The show airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET, but here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see.

If you have your own inspirational runDisney story, let us know. If you’d like to create your own story, sign up for any runDisney event at


  • i absolutely love this show! chris powell is amazing

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