Name : Flavio Jose
Birth : 08/06/1978
City : São Caetano do Sul
State : São Paulo
Country : BRA
Currently Living : Miami, FL
Computer Engineering – Universidade São Judas Tadeu
Languages : PT | EN | ES
Athlete since : 2005 – Runner
First Race : Dec / 2005 – Corrida de São Silvestre
Start on Triathlon : Mar / 2007 – 1ª. Etapa Troféu Brasil
Flavio Jose divides his days between workouts, work and family. Always connected to the sport, the athlete started in football as a child, joining the track and street races in 2005.
He made his first Triathlon in March 2007 and the following year won his first International podium at the Miami International Triathlon in 2008.
His dedication placed him among the TOP 6 in his first Triathlon Brazil Trophy Championship winning his first sponsorship in 2008, Dogo & Dogo.
2009 was marked by an excellent sponsorship, being one of the athletes selected by the Project “The Ativo.com will Sponsor You”, this one where it took to him to have more expressive results. At the end of the project became athlete of great sports brands like New Balance and began to represent other brands like Aqua Sphere Swim and Santa Constância. With his knowledge in technology, he contributed to the expansion of the New Balance Brand in social media.
After competing for 3 years at Short Distances (750m Swimming / 20km Cycle / 5km Racing) and Olympic Distance (1500/40/10), the athlete debuted his first IRONMAN 70.3 (1900/80/21) in Miami, Florida where he won the 19th place with only 10 seconds of the vacancy for the World Championship of IRONMAN 70.3.
The athlete obtained other good results in different national circuits, becoming TOP 3 in the Brazilian ranking of the Brazil Triathlon Trophy. In 2011 the athlete was among the top 30 in three more IRONMAN 70.3 played in Orlando – USA, Penha – BRA and Miami – USA, in addition to adding another 7 titles throughout the year in different circuits.
In 2013 a new goal was achieved, qualifying for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas. In the same year he was Brazil Triathlon Trophy Champion.
He made his first IRONMAN 140.6 in Brazil in May 2014 debuting with 10:05’55 “in the distance (3800/180/42). After a week of his first IRONMAN Flavio was Champion of the Brazil Triathlon Trophy. In the same year he received the Gold AWA (All World Athlete) TOP 1% in the World of Distances from IRONMAN among more than 14 thousand athletes. Several other titles and podiums were conquered in the following years.
In September of 2015 he suffered an accident in an assault that broke his clavicle and almost took his life. After his recovery with an intensive treatment, Flavio Jose returned even stronger and completed his second IROMAN in November of 2016 in Panama City Beach in Florida, USA.
Weeks after IM Florida, the athlete competed in a few more competitions, including two races in Miami, winning the 5th place in the Miami Man and becoming the Champion of the Turkey Triathlon and was selected for the United States National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska 2017.
Today the athlete is training and competing in Miami Florida representing great brands like Dogo & Dogo, CityBikes, Aquasphere and is supported by Join Sports and some other locally companies.
Passion for the sport: “I want to continue evolving and conquering my space between the various National and International high-performance Triathletes. I want to influence the greatest number of athletes and new talents for the next few years.
Thank you for giving me health and so many opportunities in life. I feel compelled to reciprocate with a lot of Discipline and Dedication. The previous years have been brilliant with many achievements but I am extremely competitive and want much more in the coming seasons in search of being among the best athletes of IROMNAN of the World competing in the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii “