In episode 194 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Vincent Luis, 2019 World Triathlon Series Champion, Super League Triathlon Champion, Dual Olympian in this featured performer edition.
Vincent Luis is the current World Triathlon Series Champion for 2019, is also the reigning Super League Triathlon Series Champion. In 2018 Vincent was second in the World Championship rankings for the world triathlon series and in both 2017 and 2018 Vincent took victory in the series grand finals. He’s an athlete that really does know how to execute under pressure. Vincent started his professional triathlon career in 2005 after shifting over from a very promising Junior swimming career. But as you’ll hear on this episode, Vincent was crowned World Junior Series Triathlon Champion in 2008 and eleven long years later Vincent was crowned World Open Triathlon Champion recently in Lausanne, Switzerland.
During this episode Vincent shares openly around his career highs and his lows including how Vincent nearly quit the sport of triathlon after the disappointment of his Rio Olympic Games campaign where he finished 7th having incurred bone stress injuries to both of his shins just before the Olympic Games. Vincent shares around how a trip to Kenya to get back to basics following his Rio Olympic Games campaign really did save his career, and the learnings that Vincent shares are many including how to deal with pressure and expectation, why it is important as an athlete to recognise that you are not stronger than nature. The challenge that the late Laurent Vidal fellow French Olympian laid down to Vincent on the start line that changed his approach to racing thereafter. Why listening to your body is a must and why Vincent so dearly believes in the mantra that he has tattooed to his chest which says “To have peace, you must prepare for war.”
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