One of the world best trailers
Winner Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 2008, 2009, 2011
Record Up/Down Kilimanjaro (5h22-7h14)
What has been your credo in life that helps you overcome each challenge?
Letting instinct guide your feet, it will lead you towards the things that you love the most. The mountain teaches you that we are nothing, and once you know that, you are capable of anything.
Can you share some of your training tips to perform better?
Prepare everything, don’t leave anything to chance! Not training, not food, not the recovery, nor the studying of the course... and during the race forget everything and allow yourself to be guided. There will always be hitches and you need to be strong to overcome them.
What advantages or benefits has the COMPEX Wireless brought to your performance?
It allows me to arrive at 100% muscle level on the day of the races, fresh but with tone, and particularly to help my legs recover more rapidly after long races in order to start training again earlier
What are your preferred programmes and when do you use them?
Active recovery, Recovery plus, Capillarization: after long races, and the day before competitions after the last training session.
Force Trail, at the start of the season, after skiing in order to adapt my muscles to the trail as quickly as possible.
What is your ultimate goal in your career
Man’s aim is to be happy. And to do this you need to follow your passions, to be at a place where you feel good, where even when you are alone, you feel as if you are in company. The mountain is that place for me, and skiing and the trail the means to be there. The competition is a game which serves as something to be overcome, to get to know yourself and to find your limits.