My Story (the short version)
I’m a Chilean engineer, turned banker, turned entrepreneur, turned triathlete. I discovered triathlon 4 years ago and I’m currently on a mission to become the best triathlete I can possibly be while working on a project that I hope will impact millions of lives around the world.
I’m a 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion runner-up (AG 35-39, years 2016 and 2017), 2x Ironman Kona finisher (PB 9hrs 09min), sub 9-hour Ironman and sub 4-hour Ironman 70.3 finisher, and multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 AG champion.
Since graduating college, I worked for 10 years in Wall Street as an investment banker and 5 years ago decided to quit my job to focus all my energies on social change and making an impact in the world. I then left New York and travelled to Nepal where I climbed up to Mt Everest base camp, later travelled to Africa where I spent some time volunteering teaching english and math to elementary school students, travelled the continent giving life-skill presentations to socially vulnerable groups, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and founded an NGO focused on micro-lending and education. After my time in Africa I moved back to Chile and co-founded Tyndall Group and Preserve in Community.
In 2017 I decided to make a dramatic change in my life in the direction of my dreams, and focus all my time and energies in Ironman training and racing. I decided to leave my home country and move to Boulder, Colorado, where I’m currently living with my wife and working on a project that concentrates everything I'm passionate about, and that I hope will impact millions of lives around the world. On February 2018 I founded Burn to Give, a platform that converts calories burned exercising into life saving nutrition for children in need; for every tracked calorie burned, a calorie is given to an undernourished child. Our mission at Burn to Give is to is to inspire people to become active & healthy by feeding those in need; exercising for a Hunger-Free World.
My ultimate goal throughout my triathlon journey and endeavors is to show that it’s never too late in life to try something new, to never be afraid of pursuing your dreams and goals despite an unknown outcome, and that when you push past the “comfortable”, physically and mentally you evolve into a better, stronger and more fulfilled person. And that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s passion and perseverance when doing something she or he loves. I’m a true believer that when you do the things that inspire you, it inspires others to do the things that inspire them.