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Madaí Pérez Carrillo

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Madaí Pérez Carrillo, born 2 February 1980 in Tlaxcala, Mexico is a long-distance runner. She represented Mexico in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her first full marathon race was the 2003 Chicago Marathon, where she finished twelfth in 2:31:34 hours. She finished fifth over 10,000 meters at the 2003 Pan American Games. She won the Bolder Boulder 10K race in 2004, and also won the Guadalajara Half Marathon that year in the first of three consecutive wins. In 2005 she finished eleventh in the marathon at the World Championships in a personal best time of 2:26:50 hours, and sixth at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. In 2006 she finished fourth at the Chicago Marathon in a new Mexican record time of 2:22:59 hours. In the 2007 Boston Marathon she came in third at 2:30:16. At the World Championships of Athletics in Osaka 2007, Japan she finished in 15th position, thus being the best female Latin American participant with 2:35:17 - the old record belonged to Adriana Fernández.

At the 2008 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitation at Stanford she finished sixth in the 10,000 meters. with a personal best of 31:30:23. In Ixtapa, Mexico on May 11, 2008, she qualified for the Olympic Marathon in a 30 kilometer trial, finishing in first position with 1:45:05, followed by Dulce Maria Rodriguez and Patricia Retiz who also will form part of the team for Beijing. On June 7, Perez finished six seconds behind winner Hilda Kibet in 32:49 for second place at the New York Mini 10K. In her last competition on July 27, 2008 before the Olympic Games, Madai finished second in the New York Half Marathon behind Catherine Ndereba and improved her personal best: 1:10:26. On August 17, 2008, Madaí finished 19th on the Olympic Marathon in Beijing – her time was 2:31:47.

Since 2002 Pérez has been coached by Germán Silva, champion of the 1994-1995 New York City Marathon. She is married to fellow marathon runner Odilón Cuahutle and they have a son Kenjiro. She had her second child, Kenia, in May 2009 and returned successfully to participate in a few competitions at the end of 2009 in Mexico. She ran her PR in the New York Half Marathon on March 21: 1:09:45 finishing in third position. In April she ran the 2010 Boston Marathon, however due to an infection wasn't able to run a good time. Madai returned to compete in the New York City Marathon on November 7th and finished in ninth place with a time of 2:29:53, a few minutes behind the winner. She defeated Kara Goucher to win the Arizona Half Marathon in January 2011 with a time of 1:11:49.

Madai ran the Half Marathon of Guadalajara on February 20th in a time of 1:13:26 placing 3rd and one month later participated in the Half Marathon of New York with 1:11:12 in 10th place. Qualifying for the Panamerican Games in October, she ran the London Marathon on April 17th in 2:27:02. Two months later she participated in the Father's Day Half Marathon in Puebla, obtaining a victory. Consecutively Madai ran two races in the U.S.A. On July the 4th she participated in the Peachtree 10k one of the largest 10k's in the world, running a time of 32:57 taking 7th place and on July 30th she came in at fourth place with 38:33.

She continued preparing herself for the Panamerican Games in Veracruz and obtained an easy victory in the Half Marathon of Atlas Colomos on September 4th. At the Panamerican Games, Madai got the silver medal in the marathon. At the beginning of 2012 in March she competed in the New York City Half Marathon running 1:10 her second fastest time. April 20th at the Mountsac Relays participating in the 5000 meters she finished second with a PB of 15:41. Previous to her specific preparation for the London Olympics she ran the 10.000 meters in the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford finishing with a time of 32:27.


    All results are for marathons except for CAC Junior Championships - 5000m
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing Mexico flag Mexico
1998 CAC Junior Championships - 5000m Georgetown, Cayman Islands 1st 15:57.86
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 2:26:50
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th 2:31:47
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 2:38:03

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