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`Biggest Loser' Sheds History-Making 239 Pounds

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009 02:51 PM

 

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NEW YORK — The latest winner of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" is the biggest loser in the show's history.

Danny Cahill, a 40-year-old land surveyor and musician from Broken Arrow, Okla., lost 239 pounds to win the $250,000 grand prize.

Cahill went from 430 pounds to 191 pounds, losing 55.58 percent of his body weight in six months and three weeks — and breaking the record for the most weight lost by any contestant.

The show's season eight finale was held Tuesday night.

Erik Chopin, the 2006 winner, held the previous record, dropping 214 pounds. He went from 407 pounds to 193 pounds.

In an interview Wednesday on the "Today" show, Cahill said his family motivated him to change his lifestyle.

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