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Hernán Llerena

Full name: Hernán Llerena Valderrama
Nickname(s): Pibe Maravilla
Gender: Male
Born: December 28, 1928 in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
Died: March 14, 2010 in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
Country: PER Peru
Sport: Cycling


Hernán Llerena is sometimes considered the best ever Peruvian cyclist. Mostly successful on the track, he won two South American titles (demi-fond in 1949, pursuit in 1950). At the irregularly held Bolivarian Games, Llerena captured a total of nine titles, including six at the 1947/48 edition held in Peru. His greatest success, considering the level of competition, was probably his bronze medal in the 4,000m pursuit at the 1951 Pan American Games. He retired suddenly after the Peruvian cycling federation did allow him to attend the World Championships in Europe. Llerena was later honored in his hometown Arequipa when the velodrome built there was named after him.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Peru PER AC DNF
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Peru PER AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Peru Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1948 Summer 19 London Cycling Peru PER Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF
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