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an image John is a true Texan, born in San Antonio and having lived most of his life in Arlington. He has been an accomplished business man, owning and selling businesses as well as serving many executive positions. He married his wife, Sharon McDonald, at a young age.

After years of being a weekend warrior and playing many different sports, John began running with some of his friends at age 40. He completed his first Marathon in 2005 and his first Ironman in 2009. He has competed in Sprints, Olympics, Half's and the Ironman. He will compete in Sprint, Olympic and Half distances in 2012.

John's daughter is recently married and a graduate of UT Arlington, and his son just graduated from Texas A&M. His daughter and son-in-law enjoy sprint triathlons and will be pushing him in 2012.