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February 17, 2011 in City
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Tom Aylward was 300 plus pounds when this picture was taken on the shores of Lake Tahoe in 1999.

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Tom Aylward,62, of Spirit Lake weighs himself at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. He wants to lose 31 lbs before competing in Ironman Coeur d’Alene in June.

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Tom Aylward, 62, works out in a fitness studio in Hayden, Idaho on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

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Tom Aylward works out with his trainer, Shawn Burke, at a fitness studio in Hayden, Idaho on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

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Tom Aylward shares a laugh with his training partner, Karin Walker, at a fitness studio in Hayden, Idaho on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.

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Sweat pools on the floor of the work out room after Tom Aylward’s stationary bike ride in Hayden, Idaho on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

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Tom Aylward returns from a walk with his dogs Brandy and Angel on Tuesday, Jan. 11,2011.

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Tom Aylward watches the clock during an early morning swim at The Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

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Tom Aylward starts his Wednesdays with 6 a.m. swims at The Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Tom Aylward shares a laugh during a morning swim at The Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.