Boom Nutrition is really excited to support the Olympic dreams of Venezuelan Marathoner Luis Orta. We asked Luis to give us an update as to how it is going and what he has been up to over the past few months leading up to Rio.

Training update from Luis. He leaves for Rio on Thursday. After qualifying for Rio at the Rotterdam Marathon, Luis traveled to Rio to review the course and competed in a 5000m race at the Olympic stadium. Spent a month in the Colorado mountains (9,000 ft) getting in some high altitude, high mileage training and then home to Boulder where he says " I am breaking all my records in practice and my confidence is through the roof. I am ready for an awesome race and experience in Rio!" Luis said "Because Rio is expected to be hot and humid I have been constantly working on my hydration and nutrition. I use a CarbBoom! Energy Gel every 30 minutes during my runs. I'm in love with the Banana Peach flavor. It's easy to take, the flavor is great and it definitely gives you that extra push necessary in long distance events. Most importantly it never hurts your stomach because it has only natural ingredients. During my race in Rio I plan to take one at 10k-20k-30k-35k I will even carry an extra one in my pocket just in case." The Olympic marathon is August 21st. 

Best off luck Luis as you pursue your Olympic dreams!

August 22 Update:

Luis finished the 2016 Olympic Marathon in 106th place with a time of 2:27:05.  Congrats Luis on a fantastic effort and we were really excited to be on your team.  Boom!

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 Luis Orta enjoying his Banana Peach CarbBoom! Energy Gels

Luis Orta enjoying his Banana Peach CarbBoom! Energy Gels