South America’s top Ironman Athlete in 2017
As one of the most visible professional athletes on the Ironman circuit, Thiago Vinhal certainly stands out in the sport of triathlon. Uber popular in Brazil and known for his loveable personality, infectious smile, and now his 13th place finish at the Infamous Ironman Hawaii, the top professional finish of all South American athletes, Vinhal is indeed one-of-a-kind.
As both a working model and professional triathlete training out of
Belo-Horizonte Brazil, Vinhal has a strong following with more than 20k Instagram fans. He has broad television experience having starred on reality show Fear Factor and multiple commercials.Thiago’s professional results are starting to mount with Ironman and 70.3 podiums, including a 2nd place finish at the Ironman Malaysia.
Thiago by the Numbers
- 1st South American placing at Ironman Hawaii 2017
- 5th Ironman Brazil 2017
- 2nd Ironman Malaysia 2016
- 1st black Professional Triathlete to race in Kona