Born in Coimbra (Portugal) in 1984, Nuno Silva is currently one of the most promising portuguese ultramarathonists. Living in the sports world since he was a little kid, his first sport passion was football, where he played in regionals clubs for six seasons before leaving. He then tried mountain biking and participated in several athletics competitions before discovering the amazing world of ultramarathons.
It was in 2010 that Nuno did his first ultramarathon and, despite the harsh challenges of this activity, he truly felt that it was there that he belonged. Since then, Nuno has participated in numerous national competitions and some international ones. His greatest achievement was reached in 2013, when he won the Ultra-Trail of Barcelona.
QUICK FACTSFavorite trails: Technical trails with positive altitude change
Weekly workouts:6 to 7 practices per week, each one between 1 to 3 hours depending on the competitions’ calendar and on the time of the year
Usually workout with:Alone during the week and with friends/girlfriend at the weekends
Hardest competition: Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, “because every decision you make can tell your success or failure in the competition”
More significant competition: Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2013
Biggest concern: Take the right equipment for the right temperature and arrive on time for dinner
Greatest inspiration: Carlos Sá, Iker Karrera and Miguel Herras