Luis Fernando López

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Not to be confused with Luis Lopez (race walker).
Luis Fernando López
Marcha en Coruña - Sprint final 1.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luis Fernando López Erazo
Born (1979-06-03) June 3, 1979 (age 37)
San Juan de Pasto, Nariño, Colombia
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Country  Colombia
Sport Men's Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2004 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Erazo.

Luis Fernando López Erazo (born 3 June 1979 in San Juan de Pasto, Nariño) is a Colombian race walker.[1][2]

López was introduced to athletics by his father, who was also a competitive race walker.[3] His uncle, Marcelino Pastrana, was a former Colombian national champion at the 800 m, and later became his coach.[3]

When he won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships, it was the first athletics world championship medal to be won by a Colombian.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Track walk[edit]

  • 10,000 m: 40:33.87 minItaly Catania, 6 December 2003
  • 20,000 m: 1:20:53.6 hrs (ht) – Peru Lima, 21 June 2009

Road walk[edit]

  • 10 km: 38:10 minChina Beijing, 18 September 2010
  • 20 km: 1:20:03 hrsGermany Berlin, 15 August 2009
  • 50 km: 4:05:14 hrsChina Taicang, 3 May 2014


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Colombia
1998 South American Junior Championships Córdoba, Argentina 2nd 10,000 m 44:18.66
2001 South American Race Walking Championships/
Pan American Race Walking Cup
Cuenca, Ecuador 20 km road walk DQ
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup Chula Vista, California, United States 9th 20 km road walk 1:27:15
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th 20 km 1:27:32
2004 South American Race Walking Championships Los Ángeles, Chile 2nd 20 km road walk 1:22:52
World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 38th 20 km road walk 1:24:00
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 24th 20 km 1:26:34
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup Lima, Peru 2nd 20 km 1:20:26
South American Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd 20,000 m 1:23:43.2
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th 20 km 1:22:28
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 4th 20 km road walk 1:25:01
2006 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 20 km road walk 1:27:16
World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 20 km road walk DQ
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 20 km 1:24:20
2007 Pan American Race Walking Cup Balneário Camboriú, Brazil 3rd 20 km 1:25:25
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20 km DQ
World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd 20 km 1:27:22
2008 South American Race Walking Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 1st 20 km road walk 1:24:38
World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 23rd 20 km road walk 1:22:25
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 9th 20 km 1:20:59
2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 20 km 1:22:18
South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st 20,000 m 1:20:53.6
World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 20 km 1:20:03
Bolivarian Games Sucre, Bolivia 1st 20 km 1:28.09 A
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, México 4th 20 km road walk 1:23:11
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 20 km 1:22:55
2011 Pan American Race Walking Cup Envigado, Colombia 1st 20 km road walk 1:25:04
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 20 km 1:20:38
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 3rd 20 km 1:22.51
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 49th 20 km road walk 1:26:14
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20 km DQ
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 21st 20 km road walk 1:34:13
World Championships Moscow, Russia 20 km road walk DNF
2014 World Race Walking Challenge Chihuahua, México 12th 20 km road walk 1:26:07
World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 34th 50 km road walk 4:05:14
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 20th 50 km 3:55:43


  1. ^ Biografía - LOPEZ Luis Fernando (in Spanish), retrieved May 16, 2014 
  2. ^ Luis Fernando marcha hacia el podio (in Spanish), La Patria, Bogotá, retrieved May 16, 2014 
  3. ^ a b c Clavelo, Javier; César Sandoval, Julio (27 July 2012). "Focus on Athletes - LUIS FERNANDO LOPEZ". IAAF. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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