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EXCELLENCE INSPIRES US.
By Rocio Avalos
Running in a rainy gloomy day on a 62 degree Fahrenheit weather, junior Santos Roquel was trying his hardest to qualify for the Boston Marathon on October 9, 2016. He has been dreaming of completing this dream since he was eight years old and with the help of the Beaverton Becky Fit coach he was able to run on the Portland marathon that would let him qualify for the Boston marathon if he completed the requested requirements.
Unfortunately, Roquel got a cramp 6 miles before he finished the marathon causing him to take longer than the expected, but he is still insecure of why the cramp started, “maybe I just didn’t warm up enough or the unexpected weather threw me off,” quoted Roquel. With seven months of training, four times a week he was able to end in the 247th place out of 14,000 people.
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