john simons

Meet the 2015 Competitors: John Simons

John Simons | Men’s Elite Mile | Team North Carolina

John Simons joins us from the mountain of North Carolina, where he trains in Blowing Rock with Zap Fitness. He was a Big Ten Champ while at the University of Minnesota. He holds a personal best in the mile of 3:59.32. John will pace the race. Will he stay in and go for a PB after his duties are done? Come out August 7th to see for yourself…

Facebook: simon876
Twitter: @SNOWIS11
Instagram: @snowis11
Blog: johnrajeksimons.blogspot.com

Coach: Pete Rea
Club: Zap Fitness
Sponsor: Reebok

5 Things About Me: John Simons

  1. I grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a neighboring city to Milwaukee. In the language of the Potawatomi tribe, the word “wau-wau-tae-sie” means ‘firefly.’ That part of the Menomonee River Valley housed swarms of fireflies in the summer, hence the awesome name.
  2. I started my college career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I ran there for a year before transferring to the University of Minnesota. I graduated there in 2014.
  3. One of my favorite things to do is go see live music. Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, which is still the World’s Largest Music Festival.
  4. Baseball is still my favorite sport. I dream that one day I will get to throw out the first pitch at Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
  5. During my Senior year of school at the U of M, we had 30 straight days where the high temperature was below zero. It was pretty brutal, but it made us tough because we all ran outside in it every day.

Learn more about John at: Eat with the Pros | VIP Experience | Run with the Pros

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