André Costa

From: Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

The help and assistance this great initiative gives institutions and schools is the reason I want to be a part of it. I saw the Unogwaja Challenge through videos of Nato Amaral and I became even more aware of the need for the event and the needs of the cause. To see the joy of all those children, seeing everyone using the red socks brought me a lot of emotion.

Before discovering Unogwaja, I started a project in my city, Anjo Corredor (Runner Angel). Runners donated shirts and running shoes, that they no longer used, to be donated to those less fortunate. I got many shirts and sneakers, and I was able to donate everything to two institutions that already work with children and adults in need.

It was very gratifying. When I came across the Red Love Train I told myself “I need to participate in this project, it’s just fantastic.”

About Me:

Today I work as a civil servant. My family is stable, my father is retired and my sister is also a civil servant.

I’ve been running for 9 years, I have done the Ironman Brazil on two occasions, and last year I completed my first Comrades Marathon in 9:21h