Diego Estrada Takes on Chicago Marathon, Hoping to Overcome 2016

Diego Estrada

For Diego Estrada, The Bank of America Chicago Marathon represents a lot for his pursuits of Olympic dreams, the flat course sets a record-pace for many runners. But for Diego it’s a chance at redemption.

Over the years, Diego qualified to run for the Mexican and the U.S. Olympic team and slowly moved into longer distances, from the 10K up to the marathon distance, qualifying for the Olympic trials in 2014. But in 2016, as he fought his way into the Olympic trials, one more obstacle got in his way: heat. At the 20-mile mark, Diego pulled out of the race, a DNF. On the Chicago Marathon course that same year, a water bottle rolled onto the course, directly where his foot would strike causing him to roll his ankle and grapple with whether there would be one more DNF on his record.

Rising to his feet after rolling his ankle at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon was another mental test for this runner – Diego wasn’t about to let another bump in the road to 26.2 stop him.

With all of those obstacles weighing on his mind as he approaches the 2017 Chicago Marathon, listen to Diego Estrada as he decides to go after another big goal – crossing the finish line of the Chicago Marathon before anyone else.

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About Jeana Anderson Cohen

Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of asweatlife.com a premiere wellness media destination that creates content and community to help womxn live better lives and achieve their goals. Before founding health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - and fresh out of college she worked on the '08 Obama campaign in Michigan. From there, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience in building community and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, trying to join a book club, and walking her dog Maverick.