NYMEX member Alfredo "Frado" Dinten joined us at breakfast and explained why he is one of the World's Biggest losers. He came in SECOND on TV's SEASON TEN.  Frado was a type 2 Diabetic,  weighed 367 pounds when he started with the biggest losers, he lost 167 lbs. and is now 205 lbs and cured of Diabetes.   He had the the personality, desire and passion to make the change?  DO YOU?
Get in shape, stay in shape.  The SPARTAN RACE is coming to Staten Island, Wolf's Pond Park, Saturday Sept 24 and Sunday Sept 25, 2011.
It's a 8 mile Obstacle Race for everyone from beginners to warriors!
Sign up using the coupon code: TEAMFRADO and you will save money on the registration fee!   AND get a VIP pass to the AFTER PARTY!!   Frado's team consists of his friends from TV Land,
including "The Biggest Loser", The Bachelor", "The Bachelorette" and "The Real World"
The BUCKS BUSINESS NETWORK is getting a team together and so should you!!   Get going-  Get motivated!!

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  • Al Harrington Heads to Staten Island!

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Former NY Knick and current Denver Nugget Forward will be Racing the Staten Island Super Spartan! September 24, 2011, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Staten Island
When former N.Y. Knick Al Harrington signed as a forward with the Denver Nuggets in July 2010, little did he know that he would someday return to New York to compete, not in basketball, but in a competition right out of Greek legend.  Our very own Super Spartan!
Harrington, 31, will race alongside 7,500 athletes from the tri-state area on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Wolfe’s Pond Park on Staten Island and we couldn’t be more excited!
Harrington, originally from Orange, N.J. and an alumni of St. Patrick’s High School inSPAR - HarringtonAlRunningwithBall Elizabeth, will run through mud, crawl under barbed wire, carry heavy buckets through water, even leap over fire.  Well, we don’t want to give too much away of the race, but it will by our typical, atypical Spartan fare.
The Staten Island event is an eight-plus mile Super Spartan – a trail run with over 15 obstacles. Competition is expected to attract 7,500 weekend warriors on Sept. 24 at Wolfe’s Pond Park Preserve, Hylan Blvd. and Cornelia Avenue (between Seguine and Luten Avenues).
Harrington will race at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
“This competition is definitely outside – way outside – my comfort zone, but I’m hoping to inspire people to focus on finishing despite the obstacles before them,” said Harrington, who stands 6-ft. 9-in. in his size 17 shoes.
“The Spartan Race is all about doing one’s best. Sure it’s great to win, but just as good to know that you came to play, played all the way, and didn’t hold back.”
Adds race founder and native New Yorker Joe DeSena of Pittsfield, Vt., “Life is not a straight line. Spartan Race returns competitors to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life.
“As a professional athlete with 13-years in the pros, Al Harrington will set the pace for the New York competition, a pace that other Spartan racers can test themselves against,” said DeSena.
The Spartan Race competition series benefits Homes for our Troops, hoping to raise $400,000 to fully construct a specially adapted home for an injured veteran (
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