Salomon Trail Run Series entrant Scott Knabel admits he's obese.
”Morbidly obese depending on which doctor you listen to,” he says.
Yet he could be turn out to be an inspiration to overshadow the likes of Kilian Jornet, the greatest trail runner of all time. Why? Because he's your ordinary bloke facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and where Kilian achieves through talent, good genes and, sure, hard work, he's still living the life he was destined to, Scott's achievements represent something bigger. He's altering the course of the life he was born into. He's running on the will to become something, someone, that for 35 years he has only dreamed of in the quiet moments, when the din of 'can't' had quietened.
He faces internal battles far bigger than Kilian will ever face on a hundred miler.
And he's using trail running as the tool to change his life.
Specifically, the Salomon Trail Run Series.
This is the beginning of his story...
”I was 43 years old and weighed 132.7 kilograms in March 2012 when I decided to follow a long term dream of running,” says Scott.
”In the process of changing my life I am endeavouring to change the lives of others.”
With this in mind, Scott is running for a cause beyond his own. He will run in the Salomon Trail Run Series (www.salomontrailseries.com.au) for LIFELINE MELBOURNE, an incredible organisation that is on the frontlines of suicide prevention and crisis support to name just some of it's services.
PLEASE, IF YOU SEE ANY INSPIRATION IN SCOTT'S EFFORTS, THROW A BIT OF COIN LOVE TO LIFELINE AND DONATE HERE: