Shortly after turning 40, George won the Masters Invitational Program 3,000 meter race at Hayward Field during the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He has great closing speed, clocking a 60.7 final 400 meters to take the victory. In earlier years he was an All-American runner while in college at the University of Minnesota Duluth, racking up 17 conference titles. George has a lifetime mile PR of 4:08.41 and has run 8:50.96 in the 3,000 meters as a Masters athlete. George received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon and currently works as a Scientist for Thermo Fisher Scientific. George resides in Eugene with his wife Natalie and daughter Lucy.