CAREER

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

IRONMAN SWEDEN

8h19m30s

Kalmar, Sweden (2013)

CHALLENGE VITORIA

8h38m36s

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013)

IRONMAN CANADA

8h27m31s

Whistler, BC, Canada (2016)

IRONMAN FLORIDA

8h19m26s

Panama City Beach, FL, USA (2010)

IRONMAN AUSTRIA 2012

8h26m31s

Klagenfurt, Austria (2012)

IRONMAN WISCONSIN

8h36m56s

Madison, WI, USA (2014)

IRONMAN™ Finishes

IRONMAN™ wins

IRONMAN™ races sub-9

Fastest Marathon splits

ALL TIME IRONMAN RECORD

IRONMAN North American Championship 2015

Texas, USA

8h 26m 46s

IRONMAN South American Championship 2016

Florianopolis, Brazil

8h 16m 42s

IRONMAN Arizona 2013

Tempe, USA

8h 11m 40s

IRONMAN Florida 2013

Panama City Beach, USA

8h 08m 34s

IRONMAN Argentina 2017

Mar de la Plata, Argentina

8h 33m 50s

IRONMAN Arizona 2016

Tempe, Arizona

8h 11m 15s

IRONMAN Maastricht 2017

Maastricht, The Netherlands

8h 49m 50s

IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene2015

Coeur d’Alene, USA

8h 52m 00s

IRONMAN New York 2012

New York, USA

8h 38m xxs

IRONMAN UK 2017

Bolton, UK

9h 25m 24s

IRONMAN France 2018

Nice, France

9h 06m 55s

IRONMAN Frankfurt 2013

Frankfurt, Germany

8h 22m 28s

IRONMAN™ World Championship starts as a professional

Beyond Triathlon

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. 

Trail Running

Among the events I enter are trail running events. I’ve done mostly ‘middle course’ events ranging from 15 to 32km and to my record I have about 20 races completed with some notable results despite the technicality of the sport.

Some of my goals include entering multi-day trail races and setting foot in the Mont Blanc Trail Races (UTMB) weekend.

Haute Route Alps

If there is a must do for amateur cyclists, the Haute Route Alps tops the list. A 7-day bike stage race, covering the distance between Megeve and Nice, all through the Alps, with a total of 20,000m of climbing. 

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

SwimRun Events

The swimrun events have been a fun way to get a solid morning of work without the hassle of carrying a bike everywhere. 

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.

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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!