7 days before the World Championships

3:45am, the alarm goes off. A message appears on my cell phone screen, “I am the fastest triathlete in the world. I am unbeatable”. 3:49am, it’s been one minute since the start of this cold shower. Four minutes to go. 4:10am, tea, protein shake, two eggs and one almond/avocado sandwich. 4:50am, I leave home. The…

Marseille 5150 – 2015

45 minutes have gone ever since the start of the race. Swimming conditions are apocalyptic. My little sister woke up at 5:30am to come and see me. She is here, waiting at the finish of the swim leg. Only problem: she can’t see me. She knows it takes 23 to 25 minutes to swim 1500m…

ETU European Championships – Geneva, Swiss

You can steal my cell phone. But cannot steal my heart. I made it to Geneva on Monday, 6 days before the race. A month before that, right after my small failure at the Salagou triathlon, my mom told me: “Greg, I don’t understand you. You are someone very meticulous. You’re crazy organized. You pay…

Witness me

He is about to die. Only a few seconds to live. Just enough time for one last stand. He looks at his closed ones and says: “Witness me”. Like you, I went to see the movie Mad Max and I cam out of there…stunned. Certainly for the same reasons as you but also because this…

Training in Paradise City

I just spent 24 hours in bed. Cannot move. My muscles hurt. Cannot train. I am just exhausted. The next morning, I take my bike, my big luggage, my small luggage, my big back pack, my small back pack (normal for a triathlete) and put everything back in the trunk of the car. My mom…

1st race, 1st standing-ovation

The Universe wants me to experience what success is. However, for me to experience it and the cheers of the crowd in April 2015, the Universe put in place a strategy I would have never thought of. April 19th is my first race of the season, in Cannes. But before that I went on a training…

Positions on the bike, at the desk – March

Hey you! It took me forever to translate this thing but here is my race schedule for 2015: April in Cannes the 19th (M format: 1km-40km-8km) in Vitrolles the 26th (S format: 750m-20k-5k) May in Sausset-les-pins the 8th (S) in Istres the 17th (S : 750-18-5) June in Salagou the 6th (M : 1,2-40- 9) in Valence the 14th (S : 750- 20-5) July in Geneva, the 12th…