World medalist Luiz Antonio dos Santos passed away at the age of 57 in Taubate
Posted on 11/07/2021 10:40 am
RIO – Marathon runner Luiz Antonio dos Santos, who won multiple titles in his career, died of a cardiac arrest this Saturday at the age of 57. He died in the city of Taubate, in the interior of So Paulo, while watching television at home, known as the Steel Marathon.
The former athlete was a bronze medalist in the 1995 World Marathon, the country’s only medalist in the event to date. In addition, he won the Chicago Marathon twice, in 1993 and 1994, and finished tenth at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA. The marathon runner’s personal record came at the Rotterdam Marathon-1997 in the Netherlands with 2:08:55.
When he ended his career in 2005, Luiz Antonio dos Santos studied to become a coach and formed a team with the acronym LUASA under his name. The team has an exchange with African long-distance racers, especially from Kenya, who arrive in Brazil to train and compete in road brawls.
The vigil was held this Saturday by family members from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, and will continue this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. at the Volta Redonda Chapel in Rio de Janeiro, where he was born on 6 April Was. , 1964 will be buried at 11 a.m. at Retiro Cemetery.