Lázaro Martínez (sprinter)

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For the athlete born in 1997, see Lázaro Martínez (athlete, born 1997).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Despaigne.
Lázaro Martínez
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Born November 11, 1962

Lázaro Martínez Despaigne (born November 11, 1962) is a retired Cuban sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

He won an Olympic silver medal in 4 x 400 metres relay in Barcelona 1992. His personal best of 46.12 was set during the 1991 World Championships.

He has a daughter, Nathalie, with retired Cuban high jumper Silvia Costa. Nathalie Martínez is an able hurdler.[1][2]


  1. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (28 May 2008). "Cuba prepares a strong contingent for Bydgoszcz". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ Nathalie Martínez profile at IAAF