Rockford’s Johnny Agar featured on ‘Nightly News’

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Jeff and John Agar train for the Kona Ironman World Championship. (September 2016)

(WOOD) — A Rockford man and his father were featured on “NBC Nightly News” Sunday after completing a half-Ironman race in Florida.

Together, Johnny Agar, who has cerebral palsy, and his father Jeff Agar have participated in a number of races in West Michigan.

They first tried the notoriously grueling Ironman race in Hawaii last year, but didn’t finish. So they tried again. And this time, they did it — five minutes under their goal time.

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