Instagram handle: @ortaluis15

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Alma Mater/Degree: University of Kentucky. Double Major - BA International Commerce and Hispanic Studies and Masters in Sports Administration.

Current Sponsor: Brooks/Venezuela 

Personal Bests:

  • 1500M – 3:45.6
  • 5000M – 14:02.2
  • 3000M. ST – 8:42.22
  • 10.000M – 29:01.5
  • HALF M – 1:04:14
  • Marathon – 2:18:49

Accomplishments:

  • 17 International participations:
    • XXXI Olympic Games Participant (Rio 2016)
    • 3 X IAAF World Championship Participant 
    • 2 X Pan American Games Participant  
    • Centro American Games Participant
    • Centro American Championships Participant 
    • IberoAmerican Championships Participant
    • 6 X South American Games Participant (Youth-Junior-Senior)
    • Pan American Junior Championships Participant
  • International Accolades: 
    • CentroAmerican Runner Up in the 5000M 
    • IAAF World Junior Championships Finalist in the 3000M ST. 
    • South American Junior Cross Country Champion
    • South American Double Youth Champion
    • Pan American Junior Runner Up 
  • University of Kentucky Accolades: 
    • Team Captain
    • School Record in the 3000M ST
    • 2012 Sec Track and Field Runner of the Year
    • 2 X SEC Champion

Likes: Cookies, Chocolate, Naps, Running Fast!
Dislikes: Candy, People Yelling, Big cities
Hidden Talents: Motivational Speaker