Juan Luis Barrios

Juan Luis Barrios Nieves (born June 24, 1983) is a Mexican runner.[2] He competed in the 5000 m at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and finished seventh-eighth. He placed 14th in the same event at the 2007 and came 18th in the 10,000 metres at the 2009 World Championships.

Juan Luis Barrios
Barrios at the 2015 Pan American Games
Personal information
Full nameJuan Luis Barrios Nieves
Born (1983-06-24) June 24, 1983 (age 38)
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)800 m – marathon
Updated on December 17, 2014.

He won silver medals in the 5000 m and 1500 metres at the 2007 Pan American Games. He has won three consecutive titles in the 1500 m at the Central American and Caribbean Games, winning in 2002, 2006 and 2010.[3] He also has a threepeat in the 5000 m in 2006, 2010 and 2014, plus he added the 10,000 metres title in 2014. He has also won gold medals on the track at the Central American and Caribbean Championships.[4]

Barrios was the inaugural winner of the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2005 and repeated the feat the following year, in addition to taking the team gold with Mexico.[5] He made his debut over the marathon distance in March 2011, running at the LALA International Marathon in Torreon, Coahuila, and recorded a time of 2:14:20 hours.[6]