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An Unexpected Journey


Latoya Shauntay Snell, is a road and trail ultra runner, obstacle course racer, novice road cyclist and plus size adventurer from Brooklyn, NY.  By profession, she is a freelance chef, photographer and founder of Running Fat Chef — a personal and uncensored fitness and food blog about her experience as a plus size female athlete of color.

Latoya running in New York City
Latoya running in Boulder, Colorado


Latoya is a contributing writer to several platforms such as Runner’s World, Huffington Post, Gear Junkie and known for her viral article, ‘I’m a Plus-Size Runner and I Got Heckled at the New York City Marathon’ for The Root.  She is also the co-host of The Long Run with Martinus and Latoya under the 300 Pounds and Running podcast.  Latoya is noted for her advocacy for the body positivity movement through her scribes about fat shaming, fitness at every size, bringing awareness about chronic disabilities and journalized several personal narratives about her fitness endeavors.  Within a five year span, she’s completed close to 200 running and obstacle course racing events.

Latoya running across wooden bridge
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