Raul lives with his second wife Susana and their young daughter Sofia. Susana is a serious athlete as well, and the two often work out together at the athletic centers of Montevideo.
He was born in a little town in the Uruguayan countryside called Piraraja in 1934, where his father was the local school teacher.
Raul practiced athletics in his early youth, with varying degrees of success. As a middle-aged man, he lost interest in sports, gained weight, and enjoyed a diet generous in alcohol and fatty foods. But later on in his life, he took up track and field with renewed vigor.
Raul works many hours every day as a personal trainer for people who just want to stay fit but also for people who have had cancer and other illnesses such as schizophrenia and paralysis. Raul´s work proves that physical exercise is the true elixir to cure every human ailment.