Jarred doesn't have a pet he felt he could publicize and couldn't decide between a mountain lion, rattle snake or goldfish as an alternate....
So we picked for him. (We'll see if he changes his mind about admitting to the guinea pig).
Now for his real story:
Jarred is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He can usually be found on top of one of the mountains around Arizona.
His running career began with skipping out of school on "mile day" during gym class. His first race was The Pittsburgh Half Marathon. He ran it mostly to impress a girl.
Since then he's run a few marathons and half marathons and is an active member of Black Men Run Phoenix, a running organization that promotes health and fitness within the African American community.