James Rendón

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James Rendón
Personal information
Full name James Aurelio Rendón Villegas
Born (1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 29)
Fresno, Tolima
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Country  Colombia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20km Race Walk
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Rendón and the second or maternal family name is Villegas.

James Aurelio Rendón Villegas (born April 7, 1985 in Fresno, Tolima) is a male race walker from Colombia. He represented his country in the 20 km walk at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


He was the runner-up in the 20 km race at the 2012 South American Race Walking Championships, finishing behind Caio Bonfim.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
2002 South American Youth Championships Asunción, Paraguay 3rd 10,000 m 47:08.38
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 35th 20 km 1:25:09
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 20,000 m DQ
South American U23 Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 20 km 1:28:05
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st 20,000 m 1:24:25.4
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 20 km 1:25:22.7
World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 24th 20 km 1:22:34
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 31st 20 km 1:24:41
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 20,000 m DQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd 20 km 1:23:21
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 5th 20,000 m 1:21:13.6
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th 20 km 1:24:08
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 20 km 1:22.46
2012 South American Race Walking Championships Salinas, Ecuador 2nd 20 km 1:24:05.4
Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 20,000 m 1:26:12.03
2014 Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 20,000 m DQ


  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2012-03-20). Colombians shine at South American Race Walking champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-25.

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