Martinus Evans, Author, Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run. In 2012, Martinus Evans was a 360-pound former football player with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science working in retail. During the evaluation for his persistent hip pain, his doctor dropped a bomb: “Mr. Evans, you’re fat. You can either lose weight or die.” But Martinus defiantly created a third option – taking his life into his own hands and proving his doctor, and everyone who ever doubted him, wrong by running a marathon.