Raul Montano

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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.