As we move towards the US Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020 I am going to be introducing members of our project. The goal for each of these runners chasing this big dream is to create a community through our project that they can cling to when the training gets hard and the miles get lonely.
If you are interested in supporting our project, whether through donations for travel or gear/equipment, or with sponsorship, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all support is greatly encouraged.
Today I would like to introduce Carlos Arias. Carlos is one of the youngest members of the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Project, but he also happens to be one of the most talented. Here is a quick profile of Carlos.
University of Texas-Arlington // Houston Baptist University
Personal best times:
15:01 (5000 meters), 24:34 (5 miles), 31:39 (10,000 meters), 1:10:54 (half marathon)
Goal for 2018-2019:
Qualify for the 2020 US Olympic Trials Marathon
Favorite thing about running:
Racing, being competitive, meeting new people, and getting to travel.
Reason for chasing this dream:
To make everyone who has supported me proud and to prove that anything is possible with consistent training and great coaching, no matter what background of running you come from.
Favorite post-race meal:
Oreo Milkshake and Bacon Cheeseburger.
Shower before morning or evening races.
Alternating 400 meters / 200 meters for a full 5k.
Proudest running-related moment:
Winning the Cowtown Half Marathon.
Current job, outside of running:
Electrical project manager / Estimator.