My name is Mauro Tacconelli, I was born in Margarita Island in Venezuela. From an early age I was all into sports. I represented my country as a professional tennis player, and continued playing through college in the USA.
But it was until 2012 that I registered for a local sprint triathlon and after the outcome I felt in love with it, specializing afterwards in 70.3 races.
I have qualified for a few Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and my goal is to keep doing it every year. There is no better feeling to be able to travel the world and compete. In my free time between rides and runs, I kite surf for fun!