Man Runs 8 Miles in Shape of 'Hire Me' to Get Job

David Miller took "going the extra mile" quite literally.

January 29, 2015, 4:03 PM

— -- David Miller applied to work at Strava, a fitness tracking company, on Sunday night. But to get the prospective employer's attention, he wanted to go the extra mile.

Rather, he wanted to go 8.1 extra miles by using Strava's app to track his running route in the shape of the words "HIRE ME." The route took him through San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood.

"I'm at a point in my career where I'm looking for an awesome company to work with," Miller told ABC News today. "I'm so passionate about running already. It seemed like a good idea."

He's already signed up for four half marathons this year, he said.

Strava spokesman Michael Oldenburg said he couldn't comment on whether Miller got the job, but said the start-up received his job application. Other "Strava art" he's seen has included a route in the shape of a turkey and a marriage proposal, he said.

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