5150 Marseille


Three weeks after my 2nd place at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, I was again at the start of a competition on Sunday! The recuperation couldn’t be 100% yet, which I’m aware of, but it’s still important to work on my speed again. And things can always be a little faster during a race than when training ;-). This is why I chose the ¼ triathlon of Marseille, included in the Ironman 5150 circuit.


Just like last year, I came second after Anthony Costes. What was most important to me was the evaluation of the feeling in the three disciplines. And to be honest, I’m very proud of this! In the swim (4th out of the water) and the bike (shifted to 2nd position) I performed at a high level, without question. The sea swim and the hilly bike course certainly don’t make it a super fast race! But I’m most satisfied about the run. A time of 32 min 36 sec across the 10 km is pretty good for me. In view of the start of the main preparation for Hawaii, this is a very decent basic speed.


The next three weeks I will be training in Northern Spain. An intensive training period before my only Belgian competition in Deinze on August 24.


I’ll keep you informed!