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Runner Spotlight: John Schmitt – Brooklyn, New York

As someone who has been overweight for years and struggled with that fact, John eventually decided enough was enough and started running.  

“I started with a 5K, and I struggled. Then it was a 5-miler, and so on.”

 14 months and 100 lbs later, John completed his first half- marathon at Rock ‘n’ Roll USA in 02.28:42!  

 “It became clear to me that movement is life, and when I run, I feel in tune to everything, including myself.”

John Schmitt’s story is just one of many that brings motivation and support to members of the Rock ‘n’ Roll community. Share your personal story and you could be featured in our Runner Spotlight. Your experience can encourage others through difficult times and help make dreams possible.