Santiago Lorenzo

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Santiago Lorenzo
Personal information
Nationality  Argentina
Born (1978-05-04) May 4, 1978 (age 38)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Sport Athletics
Updated on 11 May 2013.

Santiago Lorenzo (born May 4, 1978 in Buenos Aires) is a retired decathlete from Argentina who competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He set his personal best score (7889 points) in Eugene, Oregon on May 31, 2001.

Personal life[edit]

Santiago Lorenzo moved to the United States in 1999 with a scholarship to run track for the University of Oregon. In 2003, he graduated from University of Oregon with a BS in Exercise and Movement Science, in 2008 he graduated from University of Oregon with a Master of Science in Human Physiology, and earned a Ph.D in Integrative Physiology from University of Oregon in 2010. His research focused on exercise and environmental physiology (essentially, understanding the physiological mechanisms by which heat/cold, or altitude affect exercise performance in athletes). After finishing his doctorate in April 2010, he moved to Dallas, Texas for a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center He conducted research studies investigating mechanisms of shortness of breath with exertion in obese individuals until June 2012. Currently he resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife and two children, where he is a full-time faculty member at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Argentina
1994 South American Youth Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd Pole vault 3.70 m A
1st Javelin throw 58.16 m A
1996 South American Junior Championships Bucaramanga, Colombia 2nd Decathlon 6352 pts
1997 South American Junior Championships San Carlos, Uruguay 2nd Decathlon 6352 pts
Pan American Junior Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd Decathlon 6738 pts
South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd Decathlon 6508 pts
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd Decathlon 7177 pts
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st Decathlon 6940 pts A
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st Decathlon 7344 pts A
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 5th Decathlon 6820 pts
2001 Universiade Beijing, PR China 9th Decathlon 7565 pts
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th Decathlon 7467 pts
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 24th Decathlon 7592 pts