Edgar Cortez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cortez and the second or maternal family name is Espinoza.
Edgar Cortez
Personal information
Full name Edgar Alejandro Cortez Espinoza
Born (1989-08-10) August 10, 1989 (age 25)
Santa Teresa, Carazo
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Country  Nicaragua
Sport Middle distance running
Updated on 26 July 2014.

Edgar Alejandro Cortez Espinoza (born August 10, 1989, in Santa Teresa, Carazo, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan middle distance runner[1] who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best in the event is 1:49.10 achieved in 2011 in Daegu which is the current Nicaraguan record.

He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London, England. He was 7th in his round 1 heat with a time of 1:58.99.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nicaragua
2008 Central American Championships San Pedro Sula, Honduras 7th 400 m 52.67
4th 800 m 1:55.09
5th 4x400 m relay 3:25.91
Central American Junior Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 400 m DNF
1st 800 m 1:56.13
4x100 m relay DQ
4th 4x400 m relay 3:38.05
2009 Central American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 3rd 800 m 1:56.47
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 25th (h) 800 m 1:58.47
Central American Games Panama City, Panama 5th 400 m 49.85
1st 800 m 1:53.19
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:28:29
NACAC U-23 Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 4th (h)[3] 800 m 1:51.01
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 8th 800 m 1:51.62
2011 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 5th 400 m 49.96
3rd 800 m 1:51.84
Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th 800 m 1:49.74
Universiade Shenzhen, China 28th (h) 800 m 1:52.05
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 35th (h) 800 m 1:49.10 (NR)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 14th (h) 800 m 1:59.02
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 7th 800 m 1:51.55
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 800 m 1:53.03
7th 1500 m 4:11.24
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:19.56
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 51st (h) 800 m 1:58.99


  1. ^ Biography - CORTEZ Edgard Alejandro, retrieved July 26, 2014 
  2. ^ "Edgar Cortez - Events and results". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Did not finish in the final

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