John McLinn

I live in Hoffman Estates, IL with my wife Gail and two sons, Brandon 25, and Garrett 21. My company JMTS has been a Team Rainbo Sponsor for over 10 years. I train 6 days per week. Orbit, Pettit National Ice Center, and the health club during the off season. I skate on custom Marchese Boots and Subzero 90/80 5 wheel frame (yes old technology).

My goal is to skate as a life long endeavor, and to get on the podium whenever I race. I’ve completed all 12 North Shore Marathons, 2 Disney, 1 Squiggy, 2 St. Paul just to name a few, and have raced a lot of Downers Grove National Criteriums. I have achieved a number of top 5 finishes at North Shore Marathon as well as taking 1st 50-54 in 2004, 2nd 45-49 in 1999, 3rd 50-54 in 2005.

My most memorable years were in the late 90’s when we still had Super Week. We would race every day for a week all over Wisconsin. Outdoor road racing was at it peak and all the big teams would show. Great racing. Great times. I am grateful to have found Cale and Team Rainbo and to have been part of this organization all these years. Skating for me is a lifelong passion.

Top Ten Finishes

2008
  • 8th, 55-60 – Northshore Inline Marathon
  • 5th Men 50-59 – Chicagoland Inline Marathon
  • 6th, Elite Grand Veteran – Badger State Games Marathon
  • 9th, M 50-59 – Squiggy Classic Inline Marathon
2007
  • 2nd, M 50-59 – Chicagoland Inline Marathon
2005
  • 3rd, M 50-54 – Northshore Inline Marathon
  • 5th, Pro Veteran – Metrodome Inline Marathon
2004
  • 1st, 50-54 – Northshore Inline Marathon
1999
  • 2nd, 45-49 – Northshore Inline Marathon

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