in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1979, I spent most of my life in Brazil's biggest
city, Sao Paulo. After moving to a smaller city, I never adapted well
and decided to embark to America as an exchange student when I was 16
years old. I played soccer during high school and biked my entire life.
During my athletic carreer, I accomplished several athletic feats. I ran
cross country and track during college where I am among the top 10 (6th)
all time marathoners in school history. I also received the most inspirational
award and team captain award during the 99-00 and 00-01 cross country
seasons. I have also completed an Ironman triathlon at 22 years of age
and qualified for the Xterra world mountain bike triathlon championship
in 2001. To top off, I am a two time finisher of the Climb
to Kaiser, rated as one of the 10 toughest rides in America by Bicycling
Magazine and placed top 3 and better on several endurance events. I currently
live in Sao Paulo after spending a year in Colorado, 2 years in San Francisco,
8 months in New York and 4 years at California State University, Fresno
where I received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.