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Edward Ignacio Araya Cortés (born 14 February 1986 in Antofagasta) is a Chilean race walker.[1] He competed in the 50 kilometres walk event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] His personal best of 3:58:54 hours for the 50 kilometres walk is the Chilean record for the event. He represented his country at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and has twice competed at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup (2010 and 2012).[3] He entered the 2011 Pan American Games but was disqualified in the competition.[4] He has raced at the South American Race Walking Championships on four occasions (2004, 2004, 2008, 2010) but has not won a medal there.

Edward Araya
2013 IAAF World Championship in Moscow 50 km Men Walk Edward ARAYA.JPG
2013 World Championships in Moscow
Personal information
Full nameEdward Ignacio Araya Cortés
Born (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 33)
Antofagasta, Chile
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Country Chile
Updated on 13 May 2015.

He has a twin brother, Yerko, who is also a racewalker.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Chile
2002 South American Race Walking Cup (U18) Puerto Saavedra, Chile 8th 10 km 50:58
1st Team (20 km) 15 pts
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 18th 10,000m track walk 49:16.92
2004 South American Race Walking Championships (U20) Los Ángeles, Bío Bío, Chile 10 km DQ
1st Team (10 km) 12 pts
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup (U20) Lima, Perú 10th 10 km 44:51
2008 South American Race Walking Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 12th 20 km 1:39:11 A
3rd Team (20 km) 37 pts
South American U23 Championships Lima, Perú 20,000m walk DQ
2010 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 20 km DQ
World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, México 58th 20 km 1:34:47
2011 Pan American Race Walking Cup Envigado, Colombia 20 km DQ
South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 20,000m track walk DQ
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 50 km DQ
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 50th 20 km 1:26:14
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 50 km DQ
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 50 km DQ
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 20,000m track walk DQ
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 20 km DQ
8th Team (20 km) 85 pts


  1. ^ Sports Reference profile
  2. ^ London 2012 profile
  3. ^ Edward Araya. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-02-01.
  4. ^ "Men's 50km Walk Final". Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.[permanent dead link]