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Former NFL 300-pounder now a very thin marathoner

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07:27 AM ET 02.05 | And now for something completely different. Alan Faneca was an offensive lineman in the NFL for 13 seasons, and almost every snap he played was at left guard. Known mostly for his years with the Steelers -- he won a ring in Super Bowl XL, and six times he was a first-team All-Pro -- Faneca spent two seasons with the Jets in 2008 and '09 before finishing his career with the Cardinals in 2010. Pro Football Reference lists his playing weight at 312 pounds, though he also reportedly played at 320. It goes without saying that Alan Faneca was a big dude. Note my use of the word "was." Faneca, 37, is no longer such a big dude. He now carries a svelte 215 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame. ... "@LianeFaneca: Alan Faneca crossed the New Orleans Rock & Roll Marathon finish line with a time of 03:56:17. Congrats, @afan66 !!"

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February 5, 2014  07:32 AM ET

<applause>

February 5, 2014  07:56 AM ET

Fanaca always was a class act. HOF next?

February 5, 2014  08:12 AM ET

wow,.....he looked like he weighed about 140 lbs. in his [after/pic].....and he's 6-ft./5....??!

February 5, 2014  08:16 AM ET
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wow,.....he looked like he weighed about 140 lbs. in his [after/pic].....and he's 6-ft./5....??!

think..Manute Bol like.

February 5, 2014  08:35 AM ET

That's crazy. He looks like a kicker now.

February 5, 2014  08:45 AM ET
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That's crazy. He looks like a kicker now.

lol,....the steeler's cheer-leaders could kick hiz [a]zz...NOW.....!

February 5, 2014  08:50 AM ET

The human body isn't made to weight 300+ pounds. You can add muscle, but ligaments and bones are pretty much finite. Good for him.

February 5, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

think..Manute Bol like.

Here he is finishing the race.

February 5, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Here he is finishing the race.

Okay...he's not that big.

February 5, 2014  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Okay...he's not that big.

Let's try this.

February 5, 2014  09:27 AM ET

He could be a spokes person for the Jenny Crank diet plan.

February 5, 2014  09:28 AM ET

....under four hours....very respectable!

February 5, 2014  09:43 AM ET
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....under four hours....very respectable!

Bid deal! I had a 68 VW fastback, powder blue, that could do that in 02:40:24.

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February 5, 2014  10:25 AM ET

Wow good for him. Got himself down to a reasonable weight without Jenny Craig or being on the show " The biggest loser " .

February 5, 2014  10:32 AM ET

"He said that by cutting back on his daily calories and sticking to a six-days-a-week cardio plan, he was able to take the weight off easily."

Aw, darn it!! I really liked Faneca. Now I have to hate him. And anyone else who loses that much weight and says "it was easy".

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February 5, 2014  10:56 AM ET
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or what happens to your body when you go off PEDs. someone had to bring it up.....

Truth be told...

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