Vasco Vilaca

Portugal
PRT
Vasco Vilaca

Rank 12

Points 8

SLT Races 5

Vasco Vilaca has exploded onto the professional triathlon scene after seizing his chance in Super League to put himself among the very best in the world. The Portuguese youngster got into triathlon from an early age thanks to his parents and their desire to learn how to swim. His first race came when he was just six years old via a local duathlon.

When the family moved to Sweden in 2013 due to the economic crisis in his home nation, Vilaca took the opportunity to step up his career and soon made the bold decision to move by himself, aged just 15, to Motala to study and train.

It was his link up here with coach Joachim Willen, the Swede who himself raced at the Olympics in triathlon, that has helped propel him from junior success to elite level stardom. The pair got off to a slightly uneasy start, with Joachim keen to ensure that Vasco worked harder to make the most of his talent. It soon paid off as results flooded in. Despite the swim being his weaker discipline, rapid progress in the water helped quickly move him through the ranks.

Vasco got a first chance to race the big guns of the sport at Super League Triathlon Malta in 2019, where he proved his class by finishing eighth in an impressive field.

In 2020 he raced the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam and came second and used that result as a confidence booster to then place second in the ITU World Championship race in Hamburg. He was also runner-up in the Karlov Vary World Cup in only his third ever Olympic distance race.

Vera, Vasco’s sister, is also a triathlete, and alongside his training, he has been studying Computer Science Engineering at Linkoping University.

Race Results

Arena Games Season 21
 
Rank
Points
#5
18
#6
15
Arena Games Season 20
 
Rank
Points
#2
22
Championship Season 20/19
Rank #12
Points 8
RESULTS
Rank
Points
Jerseys
Jersey
DNF
-
-
Malta
#8
8
-

RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish

Jerseys Leaderboards
 
Overall
Swim
Bike
Run
Season 20/19
 
#8
#9

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Other Info

World Triathlon Ranking
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World Triathlon Starts
World Triathlon Podiums
World Triathlon Wins
Age
21 (1999)
Weight
65kg (143.3 lbs)
Height
1.70m (5'6")

Race Appearances

Championship 2021

Malibu 25 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Jersey 18 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Munich 12 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

London 5 Sep 2021

Arena Games 2021

Rotterdam 18 Apr 2021

Arena Games 2021

London 27 Mar 2021

Arena Games 2020

Rotterdam 23 Aug 2020

Championship 2019

Malta 19 - 20 Oct 2019

Championship 2019

Jersey 28 - 29 Sep 2019

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