BOZEMAN — Another runner with Bozeman ties is making headlines this summer, this time it’s former Montana State Bobcat Cristian Soratos.
Fresh off his trip to Iowa for the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Soratos is cutting loose and resting his body after running a sub-four minute 1,500 meters.
His run clocked in at 3 minutes, 44 seconds, placing him as the eighth-fastest man in the nation. The journey wasn’t easy, though: Soratos was battling an injury for almost six months, and his window for training was small, surprising everyone at the finish line.
“It was plantar fasciitis mixed with tendenosis in my achilles, basically my entire right foot was just completely mangled,” Soratos said of his injury. “I had to completely cancel my indoor season this year, which wasn’t ideal. Being it’s my last year on my contract, I want to be out there racing, showing I’m still getting faster.”
“My coach has a lot of confidence in me and I give him a lot of credit to be able to pull off what I did, not just knowing what I need for training and giving me the proper workouts, but he has a lot of confidence in me. So I give him a lot of credit to be able to come back as fast as I did and perform as well as I did (at the USA Outdoor Championships).”
Soratos plans to head east for a few races this summer and then will be back in Big Sky Country competing for another championship.