Jim Diego Death – Jim Diego, a native of Wichita, Kansas who lived in New York, New York has suddenly passed away. Jim Diego, a half-marathoner, anthem singer, and performer, died early today, Sunday, December 18, 2022, according to reports speculating on the internet. He was a one-of-a-kind person. So full of life and energy. Super kind and fearless. No cause of death was reported.
Statement from Chad Ryan:
“My heart remains heavy as we lost another beautiful soul too soon. Jim Diego, what a spirit and heart! What a sneaky and sharp sense of humour. What generosity and determination you displayed. What leadership and authenticity you possessed? You were loved and shared your love so openly. I hope you run, jump and twirl in this afterlife.”
Jim Diego’s personal life
Jim Diego was an avid runner, having completed both a half marathon and a full marathon in each of the fifty states, completing the first round with half marathons in July 2016 after only a little more than two years, and the second round with marathons in November 2018 after about four years! Jim has completed 98 half marathons and 131 marathons in the United States and abroad as of January 2021. He has received widespread acclaim as a national anthem singer at road events of all sizes around the country.
He performed at the start of the TCS New York City Marathons in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. As his singing abilities were noticed at road races, he decided to take on the goal of performing the national anthem in each of the fifty states. In his first year of chasing this unusual aim, he sang at distance races in 18 different states.
Jim Diego career
Jim added 21 additional states to his calendar in 2017, raising his total to 40 at the start of 2018. His final ten states to sing at were all completed in 2018, ending in November of that year at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the same race where he completed his second round of 50 states with the full marathon distance. Shortly after attaining this record, Jim’s trip to running and singing in all 50 states was chronicled in the widely circulated running journal Runners’ World! Jim has already run in almost 40 different nations throughout the world.
Jim was a member of the following organizations: New York Road Runners, Front Runners New York, Black Sheep Run, Marathon Maniacs, Half Fanatics, Double Agents, 100 Half Marathons Club, 50 States Marathon Club, Marathon Globetrotters, 100 Marathon Club North America, and Marathon Country Club.
He was a seven-year member of Team Nuun, a senior ambassador for nuun hydration, and an INKnBURN athletic gear ambassador from 2017 to 2018. By day, Jim worked for the non-profit Greater Jamaica Development Corporation in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as a senior project manager for real estate development and urban planning.
As a singer, he has performed with his a cappella group, Restated, since its inception in 2007; as well as with Broadway Barkada, a Filipino performance troupe and philanthropic organization, with whom he has performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers basketball game!
No plans have been announced for Jim Diego obituary and funeral yet.
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