2015 France Nationals – Nice

Incredible! Here is how you can describe my return flight from Chicago. I missed my transatlantic flight and it took me 48 hours to go back home. Then I spent 8 full days, resting, where I stressed because I didn’t know if it was the right thing or not. In addition, I had a really…

2015 ITU World Championships – Chicago, USA

It is said, for all project, that rather than looking at everything that’s left to accomplish (i.e. in my case, 28 minutes faster to be Olympic champion in 2020) and feel discouraged, demoralized or frustrated, we should look at everything that’s already been accomplished on this journey (i.e. in my case, from beginner to 56th…

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…