U.S. Virgin Islands road racer Eddie Garcia had to be satisfied with his performance in the men’s marathon at the 2019 Pan American Games, considering just how few times he’s raced in the event.

However, even though he came close to breaking his own territorial record, Garcia knows that he’ll have to pick up the pace if he wants to reach his goal — competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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