Andres has been an active triathlete for the last 12 years, racing 70.3 and full distance Ironman events around the world. He has competed and finished 11 full distance Ironmans, including 2 Ironman World Championships. Two years ago, he began exploring extreme triathlons, successfully finishing three of the most challenging events on the calendar.
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million, of which more than 6 million live in the city's continuous urban area.
Our ambassadors have spent years logging in thousands of miles around their cities. Often routes you will never find anywhere else. We have asked them when they can throw in some more untraditional routes, routes that only the locals know.
Workout & Recovery
At Pressio we know all about recovery, our compression tights will cover your recovery for even your toughest workouts, however, if you need a little extra like massage or ice baths, we have our local recommendations.
Great healthy restaurant. Vegan, vegetarian, natural juices.
Original Green Roasters
Original Green Roasters roast their coffee in a copper roaster that is visible from the dining room, using coffee beans directly imported from a coffee farm in Guatemala, and for an attractive finishing touch, decorate their beverages with skilled latté art.
7 Locations of Bikram Yoga in close proximity of Santiago.
Eat & Stay
The locals know what’s good, and we want something that will nourish us but also be substantial to fuel us through our workouts. We asked our runners to pick out places where the locals eat.
Hotels- great gym, maybe a lap pool, and comfortable beds, and of course good runs nearby.
5 Questions with Andres Sauma
What is your ideal run?
A run which is done over beautiful scenery whether it's a trail, in the mountains or countryside, surrounded with nature and with a comfortable pace.
What’s great about running in Santiago?
The a wide variety of course options within the city. We are surrounded by mountains so it’s great to mix the city runs with trail running. Amazing views from the mountains.
Local Santiago Tip?
Try the local food. “Empanadas", try the famous local drink “Pisco Sour” and the great “Red Wines”
Greatest achievement to date?
Probably finish in 6th place at Patagonman Xtreme Triathlon. Amazing race and very well executed.
Favorite Santiago Loop?
It’s called “Las 3 Cumbres”. Conquer 3 summits on a 20K trail running loop. Amazing views of the city!