12 Feb '18, 7pm
The fierce competitor lost his battle with depression.
It’s been less than 10hrs since I spoke with Jon’s mom and then called those closest to him. I still can’t make sense of this tragic ending but I do know how much people loved him. At 29, there was so much living to have and still so much running to be done. Running was Jon’s life and in one way it was his savior and coaching him was a thrill. He was a hard worker, always went for goals despite how unrealistic, and was one of the most honest persons I’ve ever come across. If he ran like shit, he accepted full responsibility and never looked for excuses. Our next goal was LA Marathon which was to atone for CIM and he was fired up for it. Fierce, tough, honest and a total baller! Watching Jon race was amazing as I always knew he would give 100% and even if he didn’t win, his competitors would have to bleed to beat him! He was a true racing warrior!