Name: Raul Montano
Where were you born and raised? Douglas, Arizona
When did you begin running? I started running 2014 and ran my first 5k that March.
How did you get started running? My two sisters ran and I wanted to see what it was all about. We all ran our first 5k together March of 2014 and then I started training for my first half marathon (Flying Pig) the following year.
Favorite distance to run: 5k
Favorite race: Columbus Half Marathon. It’s my current PR and my first sub 2 hour half.
Favorite Track N Trail event: the Tuesday night run
Favorite place to run: I’ve enjoyed running in my hometown of Douglas.
Favorite Quote: “Hard Love”
Favorite Song to Listen to while running: Freebird
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? Puerto Rico
Other Hobbies: Spending time with family, going to church, watching football (Go Buckeyes!).
Advice for new runners: It’s not about proving anything to anyone else, it’s about proving it to yourself that you can do hard things.