The extreme character of triathlon, athletes love racing hard…but above all, they love facing their own limits and dealing with them

It was october 2014 when we were planning one of our athletes’ macrocycle.

Like always we try to work from an athlete’s positive points, and not from his weaknesses. Let that be the reason why wanted a tough race, a race where men  would be seperated from the little boys by the difficulty of the race course and conditions.

Looking for that challenge made us bump in to this little movie of the 2014 Snowman, Wales.

The Snowdon triathlon would be more than just a triathlon, an 11degreesC swim, followed by a 85km  hard bikecourse on the bike and an even more challenging trailrun would make this a real enduranceparty. After his journalist World Title in Time Trial 1 week before, we knew our peak was on  the spot!

Tom running up and around de Snowdon Hills, chasing his 3rd spot is this tricky triathlon!

Tom running up and around de Snowdon Hills, chasing the 3rd spot in this tricky triathlon!

Finishing 3rd in his triathlonmaingoal of 2015 was just a splendid performance for this ' deamon on the bike'

Finishing 3rd in his triathlonmaingoal of 2015 was just a splendid performance for this ‘ deamon on the bike’

Coming back on the title, some athletes don’t longer want to face the growing mass in LDtriathlons and the ‘drafting’ coming with that. For that reason the man-to-man battles of extreme triathlons are getting more popular.

Every athlete needs a different approach, a personal approach leads to topresults. Tom his focus was on this period where he became World Champion Time Trial for Journalists (Belgium) and 3rd in the Snowman Triathlon (Wales), before this last 3months we had a totally different HRgraph.

Every athlete needs a different approach, a personal approach leads to topresults. Tom his focus was on this period in which he became World Champion Time Trial for Journalists (Belgium) and 3rd in the Snowman Triathlon (Wales), before these last 3months we had a totally different HRgraph.

What can we say more about last 28days before the race, a building shape and reduction in fatigue was just 'the hammer on the block'

What can we say more aboutthe  last 28days before the race, a building shape and reduction in fatigue was just ‘the hammer on the block’

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