Dan Armstrong

This year's 4th of July race in Frankenmuth will have a little extra star power. Amy Cremen from season six of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" is running her first competitive 10K. She's doing it at the Volkslaufe this Saturday.

She lasted 11 weeks with her mother on last year's season of "The Biggest Loser." Now, Amy Cremen is taking on the Volkslaufe in Frankenmuth with a much different mind set about the city than when she was nearly 240 pounds.

Amy says, "Coming up to Frankenmuth was like chicken dinners, butter noodles, going to candy shops, stuff like that. I would never in my life would ever think that i would run a race, never."

She recently completed a 5K in Clawson. "I really was afraid i was going to be last, but there were people behind me and in front of me, which was good."

Now, she's ready to double the distance. "I'm trying to make it in an hour and 10 minutes. That's my goal."

The 28-year-old from Royal Oak says you don't have to be a runner to be in shape, but that once she started, she couldn't stop. "It's like a natural high. I just think back to where I used to be and how I thought I could never do it. Now I'm running 3 miles, then 6 miles, then 13 miles, it's like making the impossible, possible."

Her size 22/24 jeans from May of last year reminds her of where she's been. And now, the mirror and the finish line, remind her of where she's going.


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