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'The Biggest Loser' crowns season 12 winner

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John Rhode has been crowned the winner of The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages.

The 40-year-old Mesa, Arizona native beat out runner-up Antone Davis and third place winner Ramon Medeiros to take home the title of the Biggest Loser as well as the $250,000 (£161,416) cash prize during Tuesday night's live finale.

Rhode, who began his journey at 445lb, weighed in at 225lb after stepping on the scale for the final time. That number was enough to beat out Davis' 202lb loss and Medeiro's 154lb drop.

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He attributed much of his success to having the support of his wife, who was in attendance during the broadcast, telling her: "Baby, I didn't waste a single minute on the ranch. The sacrifices I made there will never match what you've done for me.

"I owe you a debt of gratitude forever and I love you from the bottom of my heart."

> 'Biggest Loser' John Rode: 'I feel like a living miracle' - Video
> 'The Biggest Loser' season 12 finale recap: A winner is crowned

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The Biggest Loser finale also saw the return of the 12 previously eliminated contestants, each of whom weighed in once more. Jennifer Rumple's 43.94% of lost body weight was enough to award her the $100,000 (£64,579) prize set aside for the contestant with the largest percentage shed.

During the opening moments of the show, Train took to the stage for a live performance of the show's theme song, 'Brand New Book'.

The Biggest Loser will return to NBC on January 3, with its new No Excuses edition, which will see duos face off against each other as they work with different trainers.

> 'Biggest Loser' Ramon Medeiros: 'I'm ready to face the giants' - Video
> 'Biggest Loser' Antone Davis - 'Now the game is really on' - Video


Watch the winning moment below:

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