Ismail Perez is a journalist and expert on athletics and Olympic sports. He was fascinated by the 2004 Athens Olympics and since then he has happily followed the games through the news media, talked to the athletes, followed them on social networks and told stories, and also went out on bikes or attended concerts.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Valladolid and a Master’s degree in Journalism and Digital Communication from the EAE Business School in Madrid. He has lived in Turin and Rome and has reported for Norte de Castile, El Mundo Castile and León, TV Castile and León, Roma Report various journalism and worked in corporate communications at Burson Cohn & Wolfe. He also writes about the major athletics championships in Somos Olimpicos, Vavel or Foroatletismo and spoke at the IAAF Global Running Congress in Lanzhou (China).
With a career in the industry spanning more than a decade, he has been associated with Hearst Magazines’ Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health since 2019 and writes about competitive sports, Current affairs articles on popular races, triathlons, trail running, Olympics and more. Sometimes he also tries his hand at cycling, rock climbing, sailing, swimming, tennis, kayaking, judo, snowboarding… or any sport that has a place in the Olympics (not the Olympics).