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Tell us a little about yourself outside of triathlon.

A true Belgian living the dream in NE Ohio with his wife and 3 daughters.​


How did you get involved in the sport?
I was at a party with some friends who were doing the Bellefaire Biathlon

the next morning.  I showed some interest and was snickered at.

The next morning, after finishing my morning cigarette, I showed up an a

fender bike with a borrowed helmet and a pair of sneakers I just bought.

I finished and wasn’t last.

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What’s your favorite local race?
Greater Cleveland Triathlon, Mickey is a class act.

What does your race schedule look like for 2016?
I have been battling an ankle injury all spring/early summer. I hope to recover some of the lost season by trying to just finish Ironman Ohio 70.3 (woefully underprepared) and  get enough base to have fun at a late season sprint


Do you have long term goals in triathlon?  What are they? 

I want to finish a true “Ironman” brand race and get called out by Mike Reilly.  I would also like to go sub 6 in a Half IM.


What’s your favorite training route?

A loop starting in Aurora, over to Solon, through the Cleveland Metroparks to Summit Bike and Hike Trail, Portage Bike Trail over to Ravenna.  It's about 70-80 miles. I refer to it as “bliss”.


What is your favorite post-race treat?

A bath tub......then anything with alcohol in it.


​What is one random fact we wouldn’t know about you?
I am never cold, however I don’t do well in heat at all.


What is your favorite triathlon/race moment?
Crossing the causeway on the way to the finish of my first full distance tri at Challenge Sandusky,


The darkness was soothing.

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What is the toughest workout you have ever done?
A 109/9 brick in 90 degree weather. The last 4 miles on the run were more like a crawl.

Do you have any tri “words of wisdom”
You can get serious in training and racing but enjoy race day.

Nutrition strategy?
You can't out-train your diet, trust me I'm still trying.

Mental approach to the sport?
One of the biggest enjoyments is to be at a start line and feel like you deserve to be there.


What is your favorite thing about the triathlon/multi-sport lifestyle?
The people, they are so friendly and supporting. Hopefully once my kids are raised I can do some more of the group style workouts and such.