A career of any professional athlete lasts only 1/4 of his lifetime
We often forget how short the career of a professional athlete but the unbending truth in Triathlon is you peak late 30s and only for a short period of time you race at your absolute best.
SHORT COURSE – ITU
As for most, I first gave short course a go
After being selected for the Olympic Program for Rio 2016, I really gave it a shot. Soon realized that my swim handicap and lack of natural ability would always be limiters and in 2010 I left the High Performance National Training Center to focus on IM racing.
LONG COURSE – IRONMAN
For me, where hard work really paid off
In long course I have found that my natural ability for sports was still a limiter but I could make up for most of it with hard work. The focus on long distance events really paid off and I became the first portuguese ever to win an official IRONMAN event in 2013.
HALL OF FAME
Kalmar, Sweden (2013)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013)
Whistler, BC, Canada (2016)
Panama City Beach, FL, USA (2010)
Klagenfurt, Austria (2012)
Madison, WI, USA (2014)
IRONMAN™ races sub-9
Fastest Marathon splits
MORE OF THE IRONMAN RECORD
IRONMAN North American Championship 2015
IRONMAN South American Championship 2016
IRONMAN Arizona 2013
IRONMAN Florida 2013
IRONMAN Argentina 2017
IRONMAN Arizona 2016
IRONMAN Maastricht 2017
IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene2015
IRONMAN New York 2012
IRONMAN UK 2017
IRONMAN France 2018
IRONMAN Frankfurt 2013
IRONMAN™ World Championship starts as a professional
As an athlete I have this undeniable tendency for callenges and I’ve been venturous among other sports. While not being as competitive as in Triathlon, I have had goals of trying and finishing some grueling events.
Some of my goals include entering multi-day trail races and setting foot in the Mont Blanc Trail Races (UTMB) weekend.
Haute Route Alps
This is one of my most fond memories in the sport. It was just an amazing week, feeling like a through professional cyclist and enduring 7 days of grueling (but beautiful) mountain stages. Absolutely astonishing and something I will repeat after being a finisher in 2018
I have only raced swimrun events in Portugal and while I’ve always done particularly well at these events, I haven’t really tried one of their main events Worldwide where competition is likely to be much more tight.
Connect with Pedro Gomes
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!