Thiago was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He began swimming at a young age and continued to compete in swimming and running as a young adult, which then led to the introduction of triathlons. He fell in love with the sport and didn't look back. Some top results include a 13th place finish at Ironman World Championship in 2017 and 3rd place finish at Ironman Malaysia in 2019. He was recently named Triathlete of the Year in Brazil by MundoTRI and has his eyes set on the Ironman World Championship 2020.