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Blas Perez Participates in Panama Half-Marathon

04 December 3:05 pm

Blas Perez Participates in Panama Half-Marathon

By Daniel Robertson

While the offseason is a time for MLS players to rest and recouperate with pre-season just around the corner, it's still important for players to stay in shape and FC Dallas forward Blas Perez took that to another level last Sunday. Every December, the Panama marathon is held in and around Panama City and this year, for the first time, Blas ran the 21km half-marathon.

"It was a new experience for me as an athlete," said Perez from Panama.

While "Super Raton" is not necessarily known as a speed burner on the field, his time in the half-marathon of 2:00:57 - a little over 9:00 minutes per mile - is certainly a respectable one.

"I thought I did great, especially for it being the first time," said Blas "I want to give a big hug to everyone back in Dallas."

Over 2,000 runners competed in this 38th edition of the Panama Marathon and Blas(@SuperRaton7) took to Twitter after the race retweeting notes from his fans and pictures of himself from the race.

(Thanks to David Sakata/Diario Pro for the photos)