Allan Ayala

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Allan Ayala
Personal information
Full name Allan Guillermo Ayala Acevedo
Born (1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 31)
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Country  Guatemala
Sport Men's Athletics
Event(s) Hurdling, Sprint
Updated on 19 September 2012.

Allan Ayala Acevedo (born July 7, 1986 in Guatemala City) is a male track and field athlete from Guatemala, specialized in the 400m intermediate hurdles event. As a junior, he was a member of the team that broke the Guatemalan 4x400 relay Junior National Record in 2004.

In 2007, Ayala ran for Dickinson State University in North Dakota and was named Outstanding DAC Conference Track Athlete in both indoors and outdoors events. He was runner-up in the 400IH in the NAIA national championships; also setting a new Guatemalan national record in the event. Three weeks later he set the 400 meters Guatemalan national record in Costa Rica. He then broke his own record in the 400IH at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ayala was also the only Guatemalan to run in the 2007 World Athletic Championships in Osaka, Japan.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Guatemala
2005 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 3rd 4x100 m relay 42.40
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:20.91
2006 NACAC U-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 10th (h) 400m hurdles 53.55
2007 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 400 m 48.05
3rd 110 m hurdles 15.07 (+1.1 m/s)
2nd 400 m hurdles 52.15
1st 4x400 m relay 3:13.95 CR
NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 7th 400 m hurdles 52.44
5th 4x400 m relay]] 3:16.83
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.20
8th 4x400 m relay 3:17.86
World Championships Osaka, Japan 32nd (h) 400 m hurdles 52.26
2008 Central American Championships San Pedro Sula, Honduras 1st 400 m hurdles 51.72
2nd 4x100 m relay 42.30
1st 4x400 m relay 3:15.28
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 4th 400 m hurdles 51.41
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 6th 400 m hurdles 52.70
NACAC U-23 Championships Toluca, México 4th 400m hurdles 52.05 A
4th 4x400m relay 3:13.83 A
2009 Central American Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 2nd 400 m hurdles 50.16
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 10th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.89
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 7th 400 m hurdles 51.82
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 12th (h) 400 m hurdles 53.57
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 400 m hurdles DNF


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