A MOTRIL man has gone from weighing 167 kilos to being invited to participate in one of the most physically demanding competitions in the world.
Miguel Gonzalez Pascual is training hard for the Ultraman UK Championship to be held in September.
The ultra-endurance event will be held at Bala Lake in Wales, and follows the format of the original Ultraman established in Hawaii (US) in 1983.
This means Miguel is getting ready for three days of competition in which he will cover a distance of 320 miles (515 kilometres) swimming, cycling and running.
The journey of this insurance broker began when he had to spend 15 minutes resting after going up the stairs to a client’s home.
“I’ve always been fat, but it came to a point in which I told myself it was enough,” he told the Euro Weekly News.
Miguel started to stop snacking between meals to eventually train six days a week.
“I’ve never been on a diet, I just learnt to eat the right amount of food,” he said.
The 42-year-old combined his new healthy eating habit with sports.
First walking 10 to 20 minutes a day, then running and going to the gym, until he began participating in different events.
And it seems his efforts paid off as Miguel is among the 35 people to take part in the Ultraman, a by invitation only event.
“I was friends on Facebook with a person who took part in the Ultraman, and decided to try it without hesitation,” he explained.
Now Miguel is looking for sponsors to help him compete this September.
He needs to raise money for the travel expenses and the entry, which is €3,000.
If you wish to sponsor or give Miguel money to help him finish his race, get in touch with visit www.lanzanos.com/proyectos/de-167-kg-a-hacer-ultraman-uk