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).
WINNING the "DODDSY INTERNATIONAL",AGAIN!
After 2011, I won again in Wanaka for the Contact Tri Serie in Wanaka over a strong Kiwi field. (january 2012)
2011 FRENCH CHAMPION!
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).
MADE THE OLYMPIC SELECTION
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 19 novembre 2009
All is good in Sète and after a few weeks off training although been busy with meetings, I restarted my big aerobic base last monday.
I am basiclly training as much as I can until Christmas before leaving France for New Zealand.
I hope to arrive in Christchurch with good form to be able to prepare the 2010 World Champ Series in the best condition.
The WCS will be my main focus in 2010 but compared to 2009 I will manage to peak for the race that everybody wants to win. Good program coming up.
A bientôt, Laurent.
Here is a small flashback on my 2009 results:
-8th Tongeyong WCS
-1st Dunkerque FGP
-13th Madrid WCS
-1st French Champ
-6th Washington WCS
-26th European Champ
-3rd Kitzbuhel WCS
-5th London WCS
-4th Yokohama WCS
-9th Gold Coast WCS Grand Final
-10th La Baule FGP
-6th at World Champ
-5th ITU World Ranking
(photo/Cold, muddy, rainy, funny: Greg Rouault, Aurelien Raphael, David Hauss, myself and Sylvain Dodet just before the french Xcountry military Champ. We finally got 4th team!)
jeudi 5 novembre 2009
The NYC trip is over. After 10 days spent in the Big Apple , I am back in Sète.
The last six weeks were pretty busy but not really on the sport side. I spent some time with my family/friends and I met my partners to plan the next seasons.
I also restarted to train progressively to keep a bit of fitness and to get slowly back into the game. My legs feel fine and I am a bit surprised I recovered this well from the marathon !
That is a good sign! Last few meetings next week with the french federation , they will be my last easy days.
lundi 2 novembre 2009
The NYC marathon is a great event!
I was impressed to see the 42 000 runners waiting for the start and going into Verrazano bridge.
The crowds were massive all the way . The Americans are really really good to push you, it's a special feeling to hear so much happiness during 26,2 miles!
I did the first 19 miles with my brother following our sub 3h plan untill he hit the wall. It was impressive to see how you can lose all your energy in one mile.
We crossed the half marathon mark in 1h28'15" .
Andrea ran with my dad, for him it was a come back after 20 year off running ( he did 2h43 in 1989 NYC Marathon).
The big apple was a great experience and we all enjoyed it. For sure I will come back one day and it will be to race it!
Take care .