Johnny was a high school track and cross country athlete. He mainly was a sprinter and ran the 100 meters and 400 meters. He quit running after high school and didn’t start running until 2009; a fifteen-year layoff. He was dared by a friend to run the BolderBoulder 10K two weeks before the race. After the first day of officially training, he didn’t think he would be able to do it, but he decided not to quit. After running the 2009 BolderBoulder, he was immediately hooked on running again.
After running a few small races, he tackled his first half marathon. Then, after finding out that certain celebrities ran the marathon, he decided that he would at least run one before he turned 40. After his first marathon in 2010, he has traveled to different states to run marathons. He has helped a few of his friends run half marathons and marathons.
When Johnny isn’t running, he is a competitive semi-professional pool player who has won several tournaments. He also has been a freestyle dancer for 20 years, which he says has helped him make the transition to running much easier. He is a total foodie and tries to go to new eateries when he gets a chance, especially when he travels for a marathon. He’s a dog lover and is a serious movie buff.
Johnny has been pacing for a couple of years now and says he enjoys it much more than running a PR. He loves helping people beat their PRs and helping them get their BQs. He is mainly a road runner, but occasionally likes to hit the trails with his friends. His favorite distance is the marathon.