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Victor Martinez (born San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic July 29, 1973), is an International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) professional bodybuilder, the second Dominican bodybuilder to turn professional. The first being Tony Domenench from Puerto Plata, who turned pro in 1995. His career highlights has been winning the Arnold Classic in 2007 and finishing runner-up at the 2007 Mr. Olympia.
His career was launched when he competed in the 1997 National Physique Committee (NPC) New York Metro Championships as a light heavyweight, where he placed first. He continued competing in NPC tournaments until 2001, where he competed in his first IFBB tournament, the Night of Champions, where he placed 8th. The following year, in 2002, he competed in his first Arnold Classic, and placed 13th. He also competed in his first Ironman Pro Invitational the same year, placing 9th.
His first Mr. Olympia came in 2004, where he placed 9th, but he advanced to 5th place in 2005, 3rd place in 2006 , and 2nd place in 2007. In 2005 Ronnie Coleman predicted that Martinez would be his successor as Mr. Olympia, although this position is held by the 2008 Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson.
In 2007, Martinez took first at the Arnold Classic. Martinez later finished second to Jay Cutler at the 2007 Mr. Olympia contest.
In January 2008, Martinez underwent surgery to repair his left patellar tendon which ruptured while he was performing warm-up lunges. Due to the severity of the injury, he was unable to compete in either the 2008 Arnold Classic or 2008 Mr. Olympia contests.
On July of 2009, Victor’s sister Eridania Rodriguez, disappeared from work at a NY skyscraper under mysterious circumstances. She was found deceased 4 days later inside of a ventilation shaft on the floor she was working at.
Victor Martinez has 1 daughter, Victoria, mother is Tammy Boesch (also a former body builder) Tammy, and Baby Victoria, reside in Edgewater, NJ (Bergen County).
Victor competed in the 2009 IFBB Arnold Classic placing 2nd.
Victor is co owner of the Muscle Maker Grill in Edgewater NJ at 725 River Road #45 Edgewater NJ 07020