Reinaldo Colucci is one of the most versatile triathletes in the world. His victories and podium finishes span from the super fast and short made-for-TV races, such as the FAST Triathlon, to the World Cup circuit, all the way up to the 70.3 and Ironman distance.
Colucci, as he is better known among the media and friends in the sport, is known for his down-to-earth nature, and the wide smile that is always stamped on his face. Besides being a top athlete, his integrity and professionalism make him one of the most respected and beloved triathletes in the world!Colucci is representing the Brazilian National Team at World Cup races, chasing points to qualify for the London Olympic Games in 2012
Q & A
When did you first start training in life? Where and why?
I started when I was 5 years old with some swimming classes in my home town. For a while my dad did not know how to swim he wanted to make sure I would.
One sport wasn’t enough? What got your into the multi-sport arena?
I was never very good in swimming races, I guess because I was too skinny, but once I started to do triathlons I think my body helped me to run faster in the end.
When did you turn pro?
What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?
I have very good memories of my first Olympic games in 2008. To stand up on the start line was a dream come true.
What is your best discipline and why?
Cycling, because I have good technique.
If you had a discipline that needed work, which would it be and why?
SWIMMING! I need to get better on my first 5 minutes of the race.
Your favorite distance?
Ironman 70.3 ( 1.900m swim / 90km bike / 21 km run)
If there is one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?
Who was your inspiration growing up?
Within your sport: Mark Allen
Outside your sport: Ayrton SENNA – Fomula 1 driver
What has driven you to work super hard and rise up beyond mediocrity?
A dream and a goal to be the best in what I do.
Are you a rebel? Why or why not?
No, I am very calm person.
What is your favorite course?
What is the venue that you purely dread and why?
Finish this sentence: “Oakley is ________”
more than a brand it is life style.
If you weren’t killing it in the tri scene, what would you be doing for a living?
Some kind of engineer.
What is a hidden talent you have other than your sport?
I am very good with numbers.
What is the best song to practice to?
"Satisfaction" - Rolling Stones
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
I have an 18 month old daughter.
Vacation Spot: Pipa, Brazil
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Candy: Ice Cream
Sport (Besides your own): Soccerl
Music Genre: Pop
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