60 second gap with Pro Triathlete Frederik Van Lierde

We asked Pro Triathlete Frederik Van Lierde to spend 60 seconds

We had the opportunity to see what makes the 2013 Kona Ironman World Champion, Frederik (Freddie) Van Lierde tick. When he is not adding titles to his all ready impressive resume, which includes Ironman France 3 times, he is a true family man with the perfect balance of life outside of Triathlon.
Age – 37
Where do you live – Menen (Belgium)
Wife / girlfriend or both – Sofie Vandermeersch (married since 2002)
Kids – Aaron (12) & Simon (9)
Favourite drink – Red wine
Favourite food – Pasta (whatever sauce or form)
What’s the best thing about being a pro triathlete – What I like most has become my job

‘Spending time with my family – watching my boys playing soccer’

What music do you listen to before a race – none
What are you going to be when you grow up – Coach
Preferred distance – Ironman
Favourite race – Ironman France (Nice)


Biggest change you have seen in triathlon – Deeper pro field at Ironman races
Wax or shave – Shave
Next A race – Ironman South Africa in 4,5 weeks
Best piece of advice ever given – be patient
Best mantra you use when racing – No pain no gain
What do you do when you are not racing / training – Spending time with my family – watching my boys playing soccer
One piece of advice for the age grouper – Enjoy the journey called triathlon
Favourite sports star – Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet
One super power you would like to have – flying
Any sponsors you would like to mention – Cervélo – Dettol – Belgian Defence – Castelli – ON – Groupe Mousset – Paso – Compressport – Met – Polar – Rotor – Prologo – Ceramicspeed – Xlab – Oakley – Enervit

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