RunFlorida on McGregor Proprietor John Rinkenbaugh is a life-long runner who first made his mark as a top high school runner in the state of Kansas. While running at the University of Kansas, he had the good fortune to train alongside world record-holder and Olympic medalist Jim Ryun.
During John's long career as an award-winning journalist, he found time to coach – including a stint at Kansas City’s Rockhurst High School – and working with elite high school distance runners at the city’s renowned Health Plus program.
In the mid-1990s, John wrote and produced an acclaimed documentary for PBS that chronicled Ryun’s running career called, “Jim Ryun, America’s Greatest Miler.” The video was praised by both Track and Field News and LetsRun.com.
RunFlorida on McGregor allows “Rink” to give all of his time and passion to distance running and track and field – sports that he and his wife, Tatyana, both love.