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In the summer of 2010, John Jankowski decided he was going to take up running to lose weight. With a starting weight of 252 lbs., John hadn’t run since high school when he had to run 1 ½ miles every year for gym class. Choosing to follow the Couch to 5K program, John ran for the first time on July 5, 2010 and completed his first 5K race in September of 2010. His weight at race time was 205 lbs. and his finishing time was 30:20.