Pedro Nimo del Oro

Santiago de Compostela / Galicia / Spain

36 years old

My name is Pedro Nimo. I am 36 years old, from Santiago de Compostela, a small town north of Spain, famous for on the Road to Santigao de compostela. Walked by pilgrims, every year thousands of people try to reach the tomb of St. Santiago, (which gives its name to the city).

I started running by chance because my favorite sport was basketball, and my idol Michael Jordan. I ran in school, won and gradually I was dedicating more to athletics and basketball.

In just 2 years of training I spent completing a championship of Spain in position 50 to proclaim myself junior champion cross Spain, (18-19 years), being the best European athlete in the World Cross Championships and achieve the best brand European junior category of 10.000mts in 1999 with 29’27 “25.

After a great stage on a sporting level in lower grades, I left athletics for several years and it was not until 2005 when I resumed training with strength and intensity, making it my livelihood and combining the winter seasons cross country with asphalt and path in the summer, achieving good results in some of the most representative tests of the country.

In 2009 I decide to jump into marathon and I do at the International Vienna Marathon, where I made my debut with a time of 2h12’10 “, being first European athlete to finish and 7th-ranked marathon mark with which I qualified for the World Championships Berlin 2009. I suffer a serious injury that kept me away from training nearly two years, until finally in 2011 I returned and qualified for the London Olympics.

There have been many victories in road races and all of them as a Skechers Performance runner and with Speed on my feet. If there is a shoe I love, that’s the GoRun4, because with it I make from long trots 30 kms to more demanding series at rates below 3 ‘/ km.

Being part of this great family is a privilege and I am sure that together we will continue to grow.