John Patterson

Tempe, AZ

I am a dentist, father of two and husband to wife Brenda for 17 years. I have lived in Tempe, AZ for 15 years. Fell in love with triathlon three years ago after being a bike rider all my life. I could not swim or run in 2013, but have learned quickly.  I have completed 10 marathons, three full IRONMAN races, three half IRONMAN races, numerous other half, sprint, and olympic races. In 2017 I qualified for  the 70.3 World Championship, and am focusing on that distance for the year.

I would love to volunteer more of my time to charity in the future. I completed IMAZ 2016 with Smile Train and loved it. This sport can be lonely at times and helping out others in their goals is the best feeling.