glad to have been able to run competitively
because, thanks to it, I’ve been
able to travel the world, ”he says.
“And it’s given me great insight
into not just racing, but the race event
itself –- and what it takes to make
an event great.”
Iñiguez’s personal accomplishments and
familiarity with running propelled him to launch his
race management company, Iñiguez Athletic Advertising
and Promotions (IAAP). Now Iñiguez and his team
of running specialists – see their BIO's – rely on years of first-hand experience to bring
the sport of running to a new level, offering complete
race management services – all under one roof.
IAAP has thus evolved into a management team that now
provides race event services ranging from race planning,
marketing, race timing, event publications, website
development, photography, bib numbers, banners, consultation,
translation –- just about all a race needs to
run smoothly –- and help it grow!
Since he was a teenager,
Iñiguez has been a prominent runner and has won
countless races, mostly during the late 80s and early
90s. “When I was a teenager at Santa Ynez High
School (California) I watched the Olympic Games in Los
Angeles, and I watched Carlos Lopez win the marathon
and Sebastian Coe win the 1,500 meters,” he recalls.
“That looked like something that was very unique
and I felt like I belonged in running.” Setting
the Santa Ynez High School records in the mile and two
miles, Iñiguez continued his winning streak in
junior college, where he was undefeated for 10 straight
cross-country races and was runner-up at the California
Community College State Championships.
He then landed in San Antonio, Texas to run for UTSA,
where he became a two-time TAAC Conference Champion
in cross country. Iñiguez’s college experience
honed his running, and he savored a hand-ful of victories
at the elite level, including a win at the 1989 San
Antonio Marathon, where he set the current event record
of 2:16:07. He also won the San Antonio Marathon in
1994, and set a record at the Austin Motorola Marathon
in 1995 with a 2:16:27.
also qualified for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials,
with 17th place. Iñiguez’s personal best
times include 2:16:07 in the marathon, 1:02:21 in the
Half Marathon, 29:10 in the 10K, 14:07 in the 5K and
3:59 in the street mile.