Ep. 48 - Jeff, Johnny, and Becki Agar

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JOHNNY AGAR, 29 years old from Rockford, MI, gained international attention when he walked a mile in his church’s annual 5k. That sounds like an odd reason for fame, except for the reality of Johnny’s severe cerebral palsy. Even with a lifetime of physical therapy, before the 5k the longest distance he’d ever been able to walk was twenty-three steps! Since that incredible feat, Johnny and his father, Jeff, have partnered in hundreds of races, including the infamous Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, which was chronicled by NBC. Johnny has been featured on The Today Show, Inside Edition, People, USA Today, NBC Nightly News, Huffington Post, and ESPN’s Sportscenter. His tenacity and indelible spirit have caught the attention of Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps and the sports apparel company Under Armour—so much so that UA placed him in two of their commercials, one with Phelps and one with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Now Johnny gives motivational speeches to inspire others to overcome their challenges and chase their dreams. Among his other roles, Johnny serves as Athletic Ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. He’s proud to have earned a dual major BA in Sports Management and Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

JEFF AGAR, more commonly referred to as “Johnny’s Dad”, was never an endurance athlete and only 12 or so years ago had never completed a 5K race. His main goal is helping Johnny achieve his dreams. Jeff is married to Becki and together they have three children: Johnny, Annie & Gracy.

BECKI AGAR fundraises and advocates for organizations that have been instrumental in helping special needs children be as independent as possible on their journeys through life. But she will tell you, her proudest accomplishment is being the mother to her three beautiful children, Johnny, Annie, and Gracy.

Read the book:
The Impossible Mile: The Power in Living Life One Step at a Time

Check out Johnny's Pass: Johnny's Pass (johnnyspass.com)

Connect with the Agars:
WEBSITE: TeamAgar.com
TWITTER: @agar_john
INSTAGRAM: @officialjohn_agar
FACEBOOK: Johnny Agar

WEBSITE: TeamAgar.com
TWITTER: @JeffAgar
INSTAGRAM: @agarjeff

WEBSITE: TeamAgar.com
TWITTER: @agarbecki
INSTAGRAM: @beckiagar
FACEBOOK: Becki Agar