Allan Ayala Acevedo
Allan Ayala Acevedo was born on July 7th, 1986 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Allan specializes in the 400m intermediate hurdles event. As a junior, he was a member of the team that broke the Guatemalan 4 x 400 relay Junior National Record in 2004. In 2007, Allan ran for Dickinson State University in North Dakota and was named Outstanding DAC Conference Track Athlete in both indoor and outdoor events. He was runner-up in the 400IH in the NAIA national championships; also setting a new Guatemalan national record in the event. Three weeks later he set the 400 meters Guatemalan national record in Costa Rica. He then broke his own record in the 400IH in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Allan was also the only Guatemalan to run in the 2007 World Athletic Championships in Osaka, Japan.