Foxtel sets Gus Worland: Marathon Man running

Gus Worland accepts a life-changing challenge from Hugh Jackman in a new A&E series.

2014-07-21_2315Hugh Jackman’s pal Gus Worland has another series greenlit by Foxtel, Gus Worland: Marathon Man for the A&E channel.

The six-part series will follow Worland from an “overweight, unhealthy couch potato to a lean, mean marathon man” after he accepts a life-changing challenge from Hugh Jackman. Nutritionist Brad Pamp, and Triple M colleagues Matty Johns and Mark Geyer will also appear.

Gus Worland said, “I’m taking up all challenges that are being thrown at me, and I can tell you I am going to be happy, healthy and fit! I’m determined to stop taking the easy option and to stand up and be healthy for my family and me. I hope everyone who watches the show takes a positive step in their wellness – it’s time to stop being unhealthy!”

Worland has previously presented his An Aussie Goes… Barmy/Bolly/Calypso series

A co-host on Triple M Sydney’s Breakfast radio show, Gus claims to be the world’s biggest sports fan. What isn’t in doubt is that he is NO sportsman. In fact, Gus is carrying around 140kgs that is fast becoming a serious health hazard and jeopardising his future with his wife and three kids.

In contrast, his best friend since kindergarten – movie star Hugh Jackman – is a real life superhero whose six-pack is capable of rendering most women speechless. Worried about Gus’s health, Hugh sets him a weighty mission: to race the 42.195km TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2, and prove to everyday Australians that they can do it too. Gus will be running for charity on behalf of the New York Road Runners’ Team for Kids, which raises vital funds to support NYRR’s free youth running programs.

Viewers will follow Gus on his incredible journey as he changes his eating habits and pounds the pavement in his bid to shed at least 40kgs in six months. Keeping him on the straight and narrow is fitness coach and nutritionist Brad Pamp, and Triple M workmates Matty Johns and Mark Geyer.

Will his hunger to succeed override his hankering for Maccas? Will his desire to win supersede his desire for snacks, lollies and smokes? And will Hugh Jackman get his old mate to become a new slim-line self?

Produced by Mint Pictures it will air on A&E later this year.

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