World OutGames 2017 Athletes: Federico Garcia and Tyler King

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Federico Garcia and Tyler King are two runners that will be competing in the 10K event at this year’s World OutGames Miami.

The two will also have been engaged for two years come this October.

Garcia said, “As a couple ... our passion, what we do, is changing people’s lives with motivation and encouragement.”

The couple started a running group called Go Run Project, whose members come together on Mondays and Wednesdays to run stairs, speed train and get some free beer.

“I think it is so much more fun than watching TV or going out and partying,” Garcia said. “When people come to us and thank us, it gives us the sense that we are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Neither Garcia nor King has begun training specifically for the OutGames 10K, but they are more than prepared — on top of running with their Go Run group, they often compete in weekend 5K and 10K races.

The couple isn’t too worried about the competition though and encourages one another to place in the OutGames 10K.

“Tyler is fast enough,” Garcia said. “He has the opportunity to finish in the top three.”


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