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Puerto Rico International Athletics Classic, will take place in the Francisco “Paquito” Montaner Stadium on May 12, 2022. The event is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour – Silver Level, organized by the Puerto Rican Foundation for the Development of Athletics Sports (FUPPDA, for its acronym in Spanish), owner of the franchise of this competition. Since its founding in 2006, FUPPDA has brought international athletics activities to the Island. On this occasion, it partnered with the American Track League (ATL) and produced by Puerto Rico Events, LLC.

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Javier Culson Pérez

Puerto Rico International Athletics Classic will be dedicated to Javier Culson Pérez, a former Puerto Rican 400m hurdles athlete. During his sports career, he won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games, was twice world runner-up, and won the Diamond Trophy twice.

Biography

Javier Culson Pérez (born July 25, 1984) is a Puerto Rican athlete and Olympic bronze medalist specializing in the 400-meter hurdles. After taking up the sport in his teens, he has podiums at several regional youth events including the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. Culson, is a two-time silver medalist at the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships and an elite contender in the Samsung Diamond League, finished second in 2011. He has also won medals at low-profile events such as the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Ibero-American Championships. He currently holds the record for "fastest living person" in the category. Culson also competed at the 2012 London Olympics, winning a medal in the 400m hurdles. At Rio 2016, Culson reached the men's 400m hurdles final, only to be disqualified by a false start.

Logo

Our logo was inspired and dedicated to Javier Culson Pérez. The Olympic athlete Javier Culson, has made history by winning the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdle event in the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

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