Father sheds 200 pounds, participates in Ironman Texas triathlon

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 7:04 PM

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Crossing the finish line at Ironman Texas triathlon is a big challenge for anyone, and for one local husband and father his gains are nothing compared to what he’s lost.

KHOU 11 News spoke with Leo Bourgeois last week.

Four years ago, Bourgeois weighed 415 pounds. He had gastric bypass surgery, and started working out six times a week.

He participated in the Ironman Texas triathlon and finished in 16 hours and 18 minutes. The race includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26-mile run.

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