Juan Carlos Cortes

Juan Carlos (JC) begin running in 2003. One day he was driving and he said out of no where , “I’m going to run a marathon”, and a few months later he did in 3 hours, 42 minutes. After that first marathon he had surgery because his kidney burst which caused him to stop running. He went back to school to get his AA. After graduation he started to run again but he likes to try different challenges and he got into Triathlons which is his passion. He went from doing 5k’s, 10k’s, halfs and full marathons into Ironmans. He has completed several half Ironmans, Washington, Utah (hardest one), and Vegas. He stopped for a couple of years due to some personal problems and came back in 2017 to the running world. He was taking it slow until he got into ultramarathons, completed his first 50 miler in December 2017 and he is currently getting ready to do his first 100 miler in 2018.