Graham Elliot, MasterChef Judge, Runs First 10K After 150 Pound Weight Loss
From MasterChef to master runner! Cooking competition judge Graham Elliot won big this week, running his first 10K.
Elliot, 37, competed in the race following his recent 150-pound weight loss. He slipped on running shorts and a white tank top for the sprint, which took place in Chicago on Monday, May 26.
The restaurateur posted a photo of himself from the event to his Instagram account on Monday, captioning the shot, "Celebrating the premier of #MasterChef by running my first #10K." The new season of the Fox show kicked off on the same day.
Elliot went on to recognize his MasterChef cohosts, Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich, writing, "Thx @gordanramsay @jbastianich for the support and encourage!"
Ramsay chimed in, calling the accomplishment "bloody brilliant" and telling his friend, "well done mate."
The slimmed-down star, who completed his 10K in a reported time of 1 hour and 16 minutes, peaked at close to 400 pounds, before undergoing weight loss surgery. In 2013, Elliot chose to receive a sleeve gastrectomy, which aided in his weight loss.
The father of three tweeted after the race, thanking fans for their support: "Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the kind comments regarding my weight loss and the support on my journey to get healthy!"