Jon Kruse

Age: 34

Personal Records:
The only personal record I can remember is my time in the St. Joseph's Pony Express Half-Marathon, 1:59:32. I just like running for fun, meeting new people, and trying to improve my times. My goal is to run a marathon before I turn 40.

Weekly Mileage: I try to turn 30 miles a week. I don't have a car, so I ride my bike wherever I go which helps me keep in shape.

When Did You Start Running? I started running in 1979 when I lived in New York.

Who Is Your Running Role Model? Who Has Influenced You Most In Running? The two people who got me started running are Dick Bartlett and Rob Levesque.

Did You Run in High School or College? List Events, Awards, Honors: When my family moved to St. Joseph's, MO, I ran on the High School Cross Country and Track Team. I competed in the 800 meter, the mile, and the two-mile run.

What Is Your Favorite Workout? I like to run along the Katy Trail and around the Shepard Boulevard neighborhood where I live.

Personal Info and Interests: I like running in local races, competing in the Special Olympics, watching Mizzou sports, and being active in my church. I thank God for all the friends He has given me, the ability to run, and for my parents, Lowell and Leslie Kruse.