Drink Your Way to Success
On Sunday, August 10, Luis Stoute (Panama City, Panama) lined up in the dark at 5:30 AM at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium in Panama City, Panama for the 30th running of the Panama City International Marathon.
Luis knew that with the extreme temperature and high humidity that a good hydration plan started early in the race would save him later as opposed to waiting till it was too late. His daughter was also positioned at aid stations with sports drink to urge Luis to continue drinking. When Luis reached the half way point, he and a great number of fellow runners were on 3:40 pace, but when the sun beat down after 7AM, Luis held a relatively strong, consistent pace, while the others who had not prepared and executed as well, faded. Luis ended up with a strong 3:51:44, going well under his 4:00 goal.