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  • My 49 year old youngest brother John and his son are both great runners. John started running in high school, and continued as an adult but did not run as a competitor much. That changed after he went thought a very close call with cancer in his late twenties. Kicking that illness seemed to have changed him into a hard core competitor - and a winner as it has turned out!

    Long before he married over a decade ago, he started signing up to run in the many local races near where he lives in Carbondale Co. Often a winner in his age group he was asked by the American Cancer Society to run for them in Boston one year. He did good ... a few year later he did the New York run and had the time of his life.

    As a journalist he is well know – and as a winning runner that survived cancer he has become renowned. The tales he tells about the hard core races he loves ... some at night, over the passes, on bikes, skies etc. delights us all.

    After his marriage and the birth of a son – it did not take long for the family to decide to go with dad to the races – and later the younger man in this picture started to run too.

    Trevor is now in middle school; when he was in 5th grade John let him come along to a running class he lead for boys two or three years older than Trevor. He was a natural and soon was beating the older boys - much to his parents delight.

    This picture, taken by wife and mom, Tami. I got to say in a few years when he is older, and taller Trev I am pretty sure he will pass the old man.
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