06 Jun: For this Best Buy employee, a marathon wasn’t enough

For most runners, a marathon is the accomplishment of a lifetime. For others, like Luis Montoya, 26.2 miles just won’t cut it.

Luis, an employee at the Best Buy store in Warwick, Rhode Island, started running seven years ago to lose weight and get in better shape. He ran a 5K, then a 10K, a half marathon and finally a full marathon. But he didn’t stop there.

Luis, 53, now runs ultramarathons. He has completed races of 32 miles and 50 miles, and he’s currently training for a 100-mile race.

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26 Apr: How Tech (and Attitude) Can Help You Run Your Best Race

Running is often a test of human will. Richard Tucker learned that on a recent 18-mile run as he trained for the Eugene Marathon in Eugene, Oregon.  

“One thing I underestimated was how mentally draining this is,” he said.

This is Richard’s first race, a bucket list item he’s determined to cross off. As race season starts, thousands of others will do the same.

To overcome mental blocks on long runs, Richard, a Best Buy Blue Shirt, turned to technology to help him cross the finish line.