Amateur athlete Sebastián Castro trained over 140 km per week to become the best tico in the Boston Marathon. He loves the sport so much that he founded the Umbali Running team.
This Monday he made his personal best mark, 2:39:11, something that made himself and his many fans proud. Even though he is not an elite athlete, he is very well known in Costa Rica.
The celebration of crossing the finish line at that time did not come easy. It was hard work. He proved to have a winning spirit willing to go the extra mile, or many miles, to take the win.
It was the third attempt to lower the personal record that he set in Chicago in 2015. He’s run 13 marathons, including four in Boston. This time he was the fastest tico in the race. Close behind was Luis Fernández at 2:39:31.