Mario Santillán

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Mario Santillán
Medal record
Track and field (T46)
Representing  Mexico
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Marathon - T46
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 5000m - T46

Mario Santillán (born April 22, 1981)[1] is a Paralympic athlete from Mexico competing mainly in category T46 long distance events.[2] He is missing his right hand.[3]

He competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a gold medal in the men's Marathon - T46 event in world record time.[4] He also won a bronze medal in the men's 5000 metres - T46 event.

As of January 2013, his T46 marathon world record, set in Beijing, remains unbeaten.[5]


  1. ^ "Mario Santillan Hernandez". London 2012 Paralympics. 
  2. ^ Se prepara Mario Santillán para Juegos paralímpicos
  3. ^ "Photos: Mario Santillan of Mexico wins Men's Marathon T46 gold". Official website of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Athletics Men's Marathon T46". International Paralympic Committee. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 

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