Ben Reisinger – From 375 lbs to a 2:52 Marathon

Hello Runners,

It’s spring! On my run this morning, I heard birds chirping. Yeah, being in Denver, we have this thing called winter. I know that some of you live in warmer climates and cannot relate. But the bird thing is a big deal. The snow thing gets old!

I’m pleased to bring you this exciting episode that you will enjoy. It has been quite some time since I interviewed a guest. So it felt good to get back in the interview saddle.

A little over a week ago, my friend introduced me to this runner with an incredible story. In 2015, Ben Reisinger weighed 375 pounds. After moving back from Denver, he started his transformation, and in October of 2021, he ran a 2:52 marathon at the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, MA. Ben is an inspiration to all runners.

Enjoy this episode! And if Ben’s story inspires you, please send me a note to let me know your thoughts at

And as I mentioned in previous episodes, I am very involved with the Maui Marathon as the course director. We are all ready to go for the event on April 24th. I have a unique code for listeners to give you 25% off the full or half marathon for the 2022 Maui Marathon. CODE: feelgoodrunning25 (case sensitive) This code does not apply to the Marathon Relay, 5K, or 10K races. Plan a vacation to Maui and wrap it around an incredible race experience! For more information, go to

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Remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. Kindness now is vital with the horrible things happing in Ukraine. We all need to make a difference. Happy running and stay injury-free. Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:33] – Host Jim Lynch

[06:29 – Ben Reisinger Interview

[1:05:00] – Inspirational Running Quote /Jim episode clos


Show Notes

Ben Reisinger – Run to Change Lives Article (Writer Heather Campbell) – Denver Post Article (John Meyer – Writer) – Facebook Page

Maui Marathon – Website

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Inspirational Running Quote

” Anything is possible if you put your mind to it!” ~ Many Authors but Ben Reisinger lives by this quote!



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About the Host, Jim Lynch

Thank you for listening to my podcast. I'm a long time "Feel Good" runner myself completing 101 Marathons and a certified 50 State finisher having completed a marathon in all 50 states plus DC.

I am the Race Director of the Maui Marathon and former Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now a recognized Podcaster!

Running is my passion and has really defined my life. With all the support over the years I have personally received from volunteers from all the races I have done, I would like to give back.

The "Feel Good Running" podcast is for the everyday runner. If you are a long time runner, fairly new to running or even just thinking about running, I hope to appeal to you and bring you inspiration and motivation with my guests and my many years of running experience. I hope to be one of your go to running podcasts for years to come.

If you like my podcast, please share it with your running friends and on your Social Media platforms. And a nice rating and review on Apple Podcast would be appreciated!

Thank you for listening and I hope you too will become a "Feel Good Runner" yourself! ~ Jim

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