Rio das ostras , Brazil
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Italo Valu have an innate passion for endurance sports for all his life and now he use this to motivate athletes and people around the world to be their very best.
IRONMAN Certified Coach and a Triathlon Certified Coach from the Brazilian Triathlon Confederation.
I have experience with athletes in a broad spectrum of levels and distances from a 5K road race to a FULL IRONMAN.
I ran my first race in 2009. In 2012 I finished my first sprint distance triathlon in Rio de Janeiro. At the completion of this race, I made a verbal commitment to race in an Ironman to be held the following year in Cozumel. As time went on and I put more races in the books, I soon realized that I had promising potential in endurance sports. I have experience that helps me to relate with the profile of the majority of today's triathlete who must juggle work, family, social, and training commitments. While training and racing, I also began my university studies in physical education in addition to working a full-time job which required extensive travel. As an avid reader and researcher of the sport, I developed a solid understanding of its intricacies such as technology/equipment, nutrition, and training methods. This gave me the knowledge and insight to design tailored programs geared to maximize performance for my athletes. Since 2013 until nowaday, I coached myself and athletes (that I prefer to call as my friends) to successfully finish many races and Ironman. I decided to turn my passion into my life's work. I enjoy sharing the knowledge that I have gained to help and inspire others to fall in love with something that means so much. My strong background is in cycling. As a native of the Rio de Janeiro, I spent the majority of my time training on what I refer to as my home race course Ironman Florianopolis.
Rio das ostras