Meet the 2017 Competitors: Luis Vargas

Luis Vargas | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Snapchat

College: NC State
1500m PR: 3:42.67
Mile PR: 4:08.04

5 Things About Me: Luis Vargas

  1. I have a 1-year old son that is very fluffy and best partner to go on doubles.
  2. In 2016, I was ranked top 2 in 4 different events on Mexico’s national list in Track and Field.
  3. I ate a scorpion when I was 3 years old thinking it was a toy and survived to tell the story.
  4. I help out with some accounting work at Wingswept, an IT company near Raleigh.
  5. I have met and talked to the creator of Apple, Steve Wozniak.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What actor would play the movie version of you? Gael García Bernal
  2. What did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut, when I was at Elon my advisor shut me down on the idea of minoring in it, since there was no major.
  3. Favorite post-run drink or snack? Protein packed chocolate chip pancakes
  4. What was your AIM screenname? Myspace kind of guy at the time
  5. If you had a “walk up” song as you approached the starting line, what would it be? “Summer Sixteen” by Drake

Learn more about Luis at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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