Buenos Aires / Argentina
46 years old
Marathons Completed: 14
Santiago García, born August 19, 1970, is a prestigious film journalist with a career of over twenty years of experience. His life as a marathoner started in 2009 when his first race changed him forever. As an amateur runner he achieved big objectives including among others two podiums at the legendary “Columbia Cruce de Los Andes”, a 100 km race across the Andes mountain range. In 2015 he was one of the first Argentines to complete the Six World Marathon Majors, with a personal best of 02:54:23 in Tokyo. His experience as a writer and his love for running led him to his first book Run to live, Live to run (Debate, 2013) which became the best-selling running book in Argentina’s history. A year after that he wrote his second book Run better, Live better (Debate, 2014) which also became a best-seller and placed him as the most popular running author in Argentina. In 2017 he will publish his third book Learn to Run, and will participate in different running related projects including magazines, radio, television, motivational speeches and talks. Since 2014 he contributes as a running columnist for the leading weekly radio show Lanata Sin Filtro with one million daily listeners.
Santiago is a true role model and reference amongst runners, with a strong social media presence that connects him throughout Argentina’s extensive territory. He has participated in 14 marathons plus a large number of 21K, 10K, trail and ultra-trail races. Being a specialist in street marathons, he looks forward to taking part in the best races in the world. With this in mind, the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is an excellent objective to continue adding experience, improving personal times and getting to know the West Coast races. As a plus, Los Angeles is also related to Santiago’s other passion, the film industry.