In late October, Costa Rican marathoner Jenny Méndez won the 43rdMarine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. with a personal-best time of 2:40:20.
The win came months after the runner finished fourth in the Central American and Caribbean Games marathon in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Up next for Méndez? The Colombian-born Tica hopes to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The Tico Times spoke to Méndez to learn more about her Marine Corps Marathon win, her Olympic dreams and