By Carrie Adams

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Joe Decker

World’s Fittest Man, ultra endurance power athlete, fitness trainer, and creator of the popular San Diego based Boot Camp Gut Check Fitness, Joe Decker, 41, holds another prestigious title – Death Race Champion, 2010. Decker is a record breaker who makes achievement look easy, but don’t be fooled. He has worked hard to get where he is today, and he’s earned every bit of the success.

Decker grew up athletic but poor on a farm in Ohio. After his time with the 10th Mountain Division he moved to New Orleans, where drugs took over his life.  He was regularly using cocaine and spending his weekends strung out and eventually became suicidal. He knew that there could be a life beyond what he had, but that he had to be the one to make the change.  Decker returned to fitness, embracing what the human body was capable of, and he never looked back.

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