Las Vegans lose weight in challenge

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By David Giuliani

Las Vegans shed well more than 100 pounds in body fat in the recent Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, officials said.

The staff from the city’s recreation center presented the winners of the challenge on Wednesday. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz noted that the challenge began under his predecessor, Tony Marquez.

“I’m not the fittest, but I’m holding my own,” the new mayor said.

A total of 225 people signed up to take part in the challenge, more than in previous ones.

The overall winner of the challenge was Alex Aragon (not the vocal one who attends most City Council meetings). Aragon will get a free annual pass to the rec center.

Councilwoman Diane Moore said she started with the challenge but ended up being a “flunkie.” She thanked the recreation center’s staff for its help.

The recent challenge lasted from February to April.