BIOGRAPHY

 


Camilo Benke is a physician, a long-distance triathlon athlete and a high-altitude mountain climber. He was born in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1978.

He earned his Medical School degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, his MBA in business management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a master in Health Care management, in addition to his Graduate certification in sports medicine.
He works as a physician of the Red Cross Hospital, in Curitiba.
Camilo Benke was the first athlete in the world to have associated two different activities in a short period of time.

Ironman triathlon competitions (seen as one of the most physically demanding competitions in the world, consisting of 3,8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run) followed by high-altitude mountain climbing. Camilo Benke has climbed, in succession, some of the highest mountains on earth. Camilo seeks to explore the maximum of physical and mental effort having a remarkable curriculum including 5 ironman competitions and 5 high altitude mountains.


One of his greatest achievements is the "Double Challenge Ironman Africa" held in 2008. In this journey, Benke competed in the Ironman South Africa and climbed the Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest peak in Africa) just a week later.


In 2009, Camilo Benke completed in 29 days a sequence of challenges including the Ironman Arizona, finishing eleventh in his category, the summit of Cerro Plata (6000 meters-Andes) and the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.This project was held as follows: 11/22/2009 Ironman Arizona, 12/12/2009 Cerro Plata summit, 21/12/2009 Aconcagua summit, climbing the Aconcagua in only 6 days.A regular climbing schedule just for the Aconcagua comprehends 20 days. In 2011 Camilo has climbed mount Blanc in France and in 2012 achieved the west and east summit of mount Elbrus in Russia.
Camilo Benke combines the vision of a new athlete concept, breaking paradigms and overcoming challenges with the purpose of spreading the mentality of his campaign.


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