FitBit Miami Marathon Breaks Records, Brings Tears and Supports the City
Runners traveled from all over the world to break records here. That’s right: not Boston, not New York, but Miami. Just as exciting – if not more — were those runners last to cross the finish line but who were beaming with personal accomplishment. That includes a young girl – by sight perhaps less than 12 years old — who was told she would never walk. We all cried and clapped and watched her collect a well-deserved medal. It was for me the most emotional moment of the day.
It was a huge honor to spend my morning with city officials, including Mayor Francis Suarez who this year ran the half marathon with Prince Royce by his side. Commissioner Eileen Higgins was also there, bringing energy and enthusiasm. “I’ve supported this event for years” she said.
The thing about this marathon is everyone is a VIP. You can see people achieving goals, and their friends and family are waiting at the finish line with signs showing their love, passing them their babies to cross the finish line with them. The energy, the emotions of watching people push themselves harder than they ever imagined, it changes you. 2019 Miami Marathon, you were great — see you in 2020!
Cristina Mas is the Owner and Founder of CIM Consulting, a company that allows her pursue a love for social entrepreneurship and positive growth. Today, she helps Miami’s top leaders and organizations to connect – across various platforms – and promote and grow their business in innovative ways each day. Mas has launched some of the city’s most innovative developments and impacting initiatives. Mas also continues to pursue her love for charitable activism. She sits on the Board of The Underline and is a Trustee for the Cuban American National Foundation and was most recently chosen as the youngest inductee into the Inner Circle of Twelve by the American Cancer Society and featured as a Miami Today Achiever. She attended Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and graduated from Loyola University.