Hometown: Ribeirao Preto SP BRAZIL
Currently Resides: Miami, Florida (american citizen since 2013)
Running Love (Why do you love it? When did you fall in love with it? What do you love about it?): Back in Brazil, I was sedentary and overweight. When I moved to Miami, the city is such an active place that I felt the urge go out and do something. So I started biking and kayaking. In 2010, a friend convinced me to go to a run club happening in South Beach. I was not a runner and I could barely run a block. But I was so overwhelmed by the group and the area they were running that I began to fall in love with it. I fell truly in love when I decided to face a real race. That moment when you finish and cross that line, get a medal and everyone is cheering you on is pure magic. Now, 6 years later, I love running because it keeps me in shape (I like to eat ... a lot!), I get to meet nice people and see new places all over the country. But my true love is when I run with my camera. I don't know if I could keep running without it. I love to see the images I get during the races or workouts. And of course, everyone likes to see them online. So if it's good for me and for others, I will keep doing it.
Spirit Animal: Unicorn
What is your coveted superpower?: Social media multitasking (yes, I post when I'm running)
In 3 words, how would your closest friends describe you?: energetic, happy and different Words of wisdom for new runners? Listen to your body and respect it.
What does representing On mean to you?: I am very happy to represent an innovative and original company as well as a quality product. Ons were the first shoes I wore that didn’t give me any foot problems or blisters. They make me feel like they were designed just for my feet!
Favorite distance to run?: I run 5ks up to 13.1 Halfs. But I confess my favorite is the 5k.