Hundreds of people crowded the Mall of America rotunda to take a 5K stroll with Dr. Oz. The Be Healthy Minnesota event hosted by our Kelcey Carlson gave fans a chance to rub elbows with America's doctor, ask him questions and even snap a photo with the famed cardiac surgeon.
St. Paul woman Cherri Armstrong was the first to cross the finish line.
"I stayed third the whole race until the very end, where the two ladies in the front got comfortable and I passed them, so I just wanted to prove something to myself and stay fit and healthy," she said.
Quick Dr. Oz health tip: Start simple!
"The two foods that cause the most obesity in America, French fries and potato chips. What are you going to replace them with? Find something. I don't care what it is. Seaweed crackers. Something you've never tried before," he says.
Dr. Oz said he never envisioned reaching such a level of stardom, but confirmed he does it for the love of medicine, the practice, and the people he gets to help every day.