On February 11 at the location an hour outside of Beijing, China, Mexican citizen Jonathan Soto Moreno, who currently resides in Richfield, will toe the starting line for the 15-kilometer classic.
Following in the footsteps of German Madrazo, who competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, Soto qualified for Mexico’s lone slot by accruing points at World Cup events.
In seventh grade, Soto and his family relocated to Richfield from Mexico. He never lost his sense of pride in his Durango, Mexico, roots.
Beijing and Back: Richfield’s Soto Moreno Made Memories of a Lifetime
Jon Soto Moreno, a cross country skier from Richfield, reflected on his first Olympic experience one month after returning home.
Before moving to Richfield in the seventh grade, Soto Moreno spent his formative years in Durango, Mexico.
Not until high school did he try cross country skiing, and by his senior year he was competing for the Spartans at the state level.
Ten years later, in the spring of 2016, Soto Moreno set out on quite the trek in order to become Olympic-eligible.
He participated in one Olympic event, the 15-kilometer classic race, on February 11 in the highlands outside of Beijing, and he trained and raced extensively for it.
About a decade later, in the spring of 2016, Soto Moreno set out on an incredible path to become an Olympic qualifier.
He participated in the 15-kilometer classic race on the 11th of February in the highlands outside of Beijing, and he had to practise and race extensively for it.
Jonathan Soto Moreno: This Was How it Was to Represent Mexico at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Only 3,000 competitors from all over the world were invited to compete in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and Jonathan Soto Moreno was one of only four Mexicans to do so.
The cross-country skier moved to Minnesota, United States, when he was 12 years old, but he was born in Durango, Durango. There he first trained himself to be disciplined.
The athlete told Business Insider Mexico that he was able to go to the winter fair because to the generosity of those who shared his optimism.
In the company of Mexican alpine skier Rodolfo Dickson, Jonathan Soto Moreno landed in Beijing on February 1, three days before the start of the Winter Olympics.
The five-time Olympic champion and former US ski team member competed for Mexico in Sochi for the second time.
Schleper, a Colorado native who was born in Glenwood Springs, left the United States Ski Team in 2011.
Though she was still as competitive as ever, she didn’t give up skiing fully due to the other priorities in her life.