Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 29 July 2019


After winning the gold medal in Lima 2019, the Peruvian marathon runner will give his best at the Olympic Games.


From excitement to challenge. One day after winning the gold medal in the marathon event and setting a record in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, runner Cristhian Pacheco assured that he will fight for a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

"We can and must give a fight for an Olympic medal. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Why not dreaming of getting a medal in Tokyo?,” he remarked.

After his victory in the Pan American Games, Pacheco stated that he would continue training for his next competitions and for the Olympic Games next year.


When he talked about the feelings he had while he crossed the finish line, Pacheco reaffirmed that he felt thrilled and grateful for the unconditional support of the Peruvian fans who never stopped encouraging him.

“When I crossed the finish line, I felt very happy... even more when I heard so many people shouting: ‘Pacheco! Pacheco!’,” he confessed.

Cristhian Pacheco said this after taking part in a press conference along with Lima 2019 spokesperson Carlos Manuel Lazarte. It was held in the Main Press Center conference room at the Lima Convention Center in San Borja district.

The journalists from different national and international media welcomed the outstanding runner from Huancayo with a big round of applause. They also applauded him after each of his statements.

Cristhian Pacheco acknowledged his coach Rodolfo Gómez and his brother Raúl, who have helped him to triumph. He will continue training with them to get new sports achievements for Peru.

It should be noted that the exceptional Peruvian runner set a record time of 02:09:33. This happened yesterday after running 42 kilometers from Parque Kennedy in Miraflores and crossing San Isidro, Lince, Jesús María and Lima districts.

After this victory, Pacheco broke his personal record of 02:11:01 set in the Buenos Aires marathon last November, where he won the South American championship.