PEDRO GOMES

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE

Made in Portugal, training and racing worldwide on the Ironman circuit, chasing the ultimate goal of shinning at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

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IRONMAN Florida 2020 – Pedro Gomes 7th in 8h13

IRONMAN Florida 2020 – Pedro Gomes 7th in 8h13

The year is 2020. The world is in the midst of a pandemic. Covid19 has been the cause of a yearlong of races and events cancelations. But it is now November and Ironman Florida, in sunny Panama City Beach, is a go! First full distance Ironman in the U.S. this year and...

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PG TRIATHLON SQUAD

For the past 15 years Pedro Gomes has been chasing the dream that fuels his life: becoming the best triathlete he can be.

As part of his legacy in the sport, Pedro vision was to create a core training group, based in Phoenix, AZ, of like minded athletes trying to purse extraordinary goals. While the triathlon community in Arizona is extraordinary, there wasn’t really a training group of long distance triathletes that is willing to do the sacrifies, endure the training, tackle extraordinary (hard) challenges and, above all, have great fun doing it. The PG Tri Squad was born to achieve that goal: deliver an unparalelled guidance and training enviroment for athletes that want to be the best they can be.  

What’s going on in 2021?

THE WEEKEND

Hard training and great camaraderie are my mottos in Triathlon and the main goal of the 2021 PG Triathlon Coaching ‘Get Together Weekend’. This weekend took place between June 9, 2021 and June 13, 2021, in Flagstaff, AZ with amazing weather (while everyone in Phoenix was cooking!).

We had the usual swim/bike/run but also a few curveballs along that made things interesting to say the least. We had my wife and in-house chef Carolina providing amazing meals every day and the essential SAG on long rides and training sessions. 

Check the PG Tri Squad facebook for all the photos!

 

 

IRONMAN St George 70.3 – North American Championship – race season opener with an extremely competitive field on a extremely challenging course. My goal for the race is to get a solid effort on the day even tho Ironman is still my #1 focus in training. 

IRONMAN Tulsa – North American Championship  given that lack of opportunities to race due to the pandemic, I will take a bit of a gamble and head to Tulsa, OK for this event with a clear objective of finishing in the Top 10 on what will be expected to be an very deep field. 

IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene – returning to Coeur d’Alene after the hiatus of the full distance in Idaho. I have done this race in 2015 with a boiling 107F marathon but incredibly views. My full focus is to get to the starting line healthy, rested and prepared to give it my best shot.

Mountain Man Triathlons – as one of the most iconic races in Arizona and as I enjoy racing among friends, I will tackle both the Olympic distance and the 70.4 distance at 6000ft.  

IRONMAN California – my personal ambition is to break the 8 hour mark at an official, full distance Ironman and I hope the new race in Sacramento, CA, offers the opportunity to do so. I may swap it by Ironman Arizona or Ironman Florida a bit later in the year if either end up being a Pro race. 

Fun fact: IRONMAN Pro winner

Did you know Pedro is the only Portuguese athlete to date to have won an official full distance IRONMAN?

It was in 2013 in Kalmar, Sweden, where he surpassed all competition and managed to win the race in 08 hours and 19 minutes. The world circuit at the professional level is composed of 21 races worldwide and only a few selected man and woman in the World can claim such a feature.

Fun Fact: loss of hearing

In 2014 Pedro loss 80% of his hearing capacity over night. All happened when one day he woke up and couldn’t hear from one side and since this is frequent in triathletes/swimmers just because water sometimes gets ‘stuck’ inside the ear, he didn’t gave it much importance at first. It was not until many weeks later that he saw a specialist who, after a batery of tests, told him that his ear drum was fine but the right hearing cells died for an unknown cause.

He has since lived with this limitation and while it doesn’t affect his balance, it does affect his dialogue on the bike when someone is riding on his right. He actually can’t hear you with all the wind noise!

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As a professional athlete, Pedro has developed a warm and friendly personality and is always available to get back to his community, sponsors and friends. Feel free to get in touch!