Costa Rican sprinter best known as the winner of competitions like the Central American Championships and World Indoor Championships. He won seven gold medals at the Central American Championships from 2004 to 2011.
He was born in the impoverished town of Limon in Costa Rica and first broke onto the international scene by medalling at the Central American Junior Championships in 2004.
He set a national and championship record by running 400 meters in 45.11 seconds at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
He grew up in a house with five generations of his family, including his great-grandmother, Ofilia.
He and Daniel Caines are both World Indoor Champions in the men's 400 meter eent.