It was just a warm-up.
Today, McCluskey has shed more than 180 pounds in total, and now is in training for a 100-mile race.
According to a profile in the San Jose Mercury News, McCluskey will attempt the 100-miler on April 9 to celebrate two years of fitness.
McCluskey first got his start by running in the middle of the night, because he was too embarrassed to exercise in front of people when he was 380 pounds.
“But even at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m., I would have a cool support system of random people—people coming home from clubs, people that were out delivering stuff,” he said.
McCluskey changed his lifestyle and diet, but as a brewer, he hasn’t given up beer.
“I still drink beer every day,” he told the San Jose Mercury News last year. “The craft beer community is pretty supportive.”
In fact, his 50-mile run started and ended at breweries. He started at San Francisco’s Cellarmaker Brewing Company, and finished 50 miles later at San Jose’s Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café, where he was greeted by a crowd.