• Sprints to first ITU World Cup win in Australia

    I claimed my first ITU World Cup win with an electrifying sprint in Mooloolaba, just pipping reigning champion Brad Kahlefeldt and another Frenchman, David Hauss, on the line in the first major event of the 2012 season. ( March, 2012).

  • Winner in Geelong (AUS) for the ITU Continental Cup.

    After shadowing with Will Clarke (GBR) on the last lap, I managed to kick away with the finish line in sight. ( March, 2012).


    After 2011, I won again in Wanaka for the Contact Tri Serie in Wanaka over a strong Kiwi field. (january 2012)


    After 2009, I won my 2nd national title. I am really pleased with my victory, it will give me the joy to lead into the Olympics as the French Champion! (September,2011).


    I answered the London call and secured my spot for the next Olympic Game by finishing 6th and 1st French in the Olympic Test event(August,2011).

jeudi 29 octobre 2009

New York City Marathon

Over a year ago, my younger brother Arnaud came to me and said he wanted to do the New York City Marathon for it's 40th anniversary.
Andrea and I were very excited for him, the big apple race is such a prestigious event. My parents both did it two times and I remember watching the 89 and 94 VHS on TV as a child.
A week later, we decided to join Arnaud for this experience. After years of triathlon racing, this will be our first marathon. My Dad also followed, for him it's a come back after twenty years.
Everyone who has run a bit knows of this race and visiting New York as a runner supported by thousands of people will be an awesome feeling!
Opposite to my brother, Andrea and I haven't done a serious preparation as our triathlon season finished at the end of September and we needed time to relax and recover!
It doesn't matter about our performance here, Arnaud wants to do 2h59 and I will try my best to help him to achieve his goal. Andrea will run alongside my Dad .
What a way to restart our 2010 preparation.
So, here we are in New York city, we arrived seven of us on Wednesday. For sure it's different than any city I have ever visited before, everything is so busy, the buildings are huge and the endless avenues make you feel really really little.
After a visit of Manhattan yesterday and a treadmill session to stay in good form, today we will go for a long run in Central Park.
The race is in three days, 45 000 runners will start in three waves , first one at 9:40 am, this is our start. Can't wait!
A bientot.

dimanche 25 octobre 2009

2010 ITU World Champ Series calendar out

The 2010 World Championship Series calendar was announced last week by the ITU team.
The next international season will start in the southern hemisphere beginning of april before going to Asia and finally to Europe middle June until the Grand Final in Budapest in september.
It won't be a surprise if I tell tou that I will focus my year around this serie.

2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Calendar:

  • April 11 - Sydney, Australia
  • May 08-09 - Seoul, South Korea
  • June 05-06 - Madrid, Spain
  • July 17-18 - Hamburg, Germany
  • July 24-25 - London, United Kingdom
  • August 14-15 - Kitzbuehel, Austria
  • September 11-12 - Budapest, Hungary (Grand Final)

At the moment, it's time for me to be back on training after a lazzy month spent to meet with partners , family and friends. It was a good break.
NYC Marathon is in one week excactly, that will be big fun. I will explain it in my next post.

vendredi 16 octobre 2009

Laurent Vidal in international mode !

Hello everyone!
I still can't believe it's already time to think about 2010, everything went so fast!
I experienced so much this year around the world racing and also with the various training camps. With the new World Champ Series, I focused all my year around theses events. I raced 7 of the 8 rounds to grab the 6th place at World Champs. In 2009, I also became for the first time French National Elite Champion in June on a tough rainy day. For 2010 I have decided to start an international version of my website made on my own. I hope you will enjoy to follow me and I apologise already for my unperfect English!
A bientot. Laurent

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