personal accomplishments and familiarity with running propelled him to launch his race management company, Iñiguez Athletic Advertising and Promotions (IAAP). Iñiguez and his team of running specialists 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, online registration, 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-full 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.
Iñiguez 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.