Born the 5th of May, 1988 in Medellín, Colombia.
I grew up in an incredible environment to do any sport I wanted to, with the complete support of my parents, they always said to me “do whatever sport you want to, but do something!”. As a kid played golf but I was looking for something more dangerous, I needed adrenaline in my veins so I started water skiing and did it for many years, reaching my top level as a junior an ended up in 9th place in the Pan-American championships of 2005. (I think it was that year and my best tournament).
A few years later, still skiing, I went to live in Italy and water ski was the past for me, got tired and sold my skis. While living in Italy I was starting to become a sedentary person (a thing that I’ve always hated and don’t even understand) So I came up with the idea of running Milan’s Marathon which was only 8 weeks away. Got registered, looked for a training plan and trained…with no running background at all. Ended up doing in 3hrs56min and more importantly finishing it!
After some time came back to Colombia and bought a road bike to bike around with friends (also to escape from the gym!) and one day a couple of friends and I decided to do a triathlon between us, again with no training specially swimming! So we called some other friends and gave it two weeks for everybody to “train”.
We swam in the lake were I used to waterski for like 500m then biked 40k (25miles) and ran for like 7K (4mi). We all finished
beaten…but I was instantly hooked! So I looked for triathlons around to race in, and the rest is history!
Started taking it more seriously after a couple of months and today I’m totally dedicated to triathlon and architecture (which is my job).
This sport is what I’ve always wanted, it takes my mind and body to places it has never been, challenges me…a lot!, Burns the energy I have and the one I don’t! It just makes me a happy person every single day…that simple.