‘MasterChef’ Judge Graham Elliot Runs First 10K Since Losing 150 Pounds

PHOTO: Graham Elliot attends the FOX 2014 Programming Presentation at the FOX Fanfront, May 12, 2014, in New York.

Congratulations are in order for Graham Elliot after the "MasterChef" judge ran his first 10K since losing 150 pounds.

"Celebrating the premier of #MasterChef by running my first #10K," he wrote on Instagram. "Thx @gordanramsay @jbastianich for the support and encourage!"

Elliot, who lost 150 pounds after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy last year, is planning to run a half-marathon in July.

According to People, Elliot, 37, finished in about 1 hour, 16 minutes.

"The big thing for me is being able to run and talk at the same time," he said. "My trainer said focusing on a steady pace and being able to hold a conversation is a big thing. It’s a good way to be more in the moment.”

Running has become a passion for Elliot, who ran a 5K last year. He's also reevaluated his diet and is down to 250 pounds from nearly 400 pounds. However, "I have put on a lot more muscle," he noted.

"My arms are really strong," he said, "and I’ve been very healthy."

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