Maurice clavel

We asked Maurice a few questions about what makes him tick....
What does it take to be an Ironman athlete?
A lot of hard and consistent training throughout the entire year and a "never giving up - mentality" during the race.
Why does this sport give you a “rush”?
Finding out and testing the boundaries of my personal, physical limits. Secondly I love to race against other athletes.
What’s your worst injury? And what did you do to recover?
Fortunately I never had a really heavy injury. For smaller injuries my advice: give your body the time to recover!
What’s the highest point in your sporting career so far?
Third place Challenge Roth 2017 and my 6th place finish at the most recent Ironman 70.3 World Championship
What is your ambition for 2018?
Winning races and qualifying for Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
What’s your best recovery advice for after training? And after a race?
Recovery shake and Protein Bar.
What’s your favorite food?
Curry chicken, Lasagna
What do you do mentally to prepare for an Ironman event?
I try to be totally focused on myself and on the upcoming race.
What do you do mentally to prepare for an Ironman event?
I try to be totally focused on myself and on the upcoming race.
Who’s your best training partner and why?
I think we are all very pleased to train with our BMC-Vifit Sport Triathlon Team buddies. Besides that, when I a have the opportunity I like to train with Sebastian Kienle. He is a very constant and strong training partner.
What does a typical training week look like for you?
It really depends on the period of the year. In the winter I do a lot of swimming, running and mountainbiking. In summer its more about race specific training.
What part of the training / sport do you love most? And hate most?
I love to swim in our local swimming squad. I hate to swim on my own.
How can we Vifit Sport best support you?
Especially for Ironman races nutrition is a very important part. To be high level competitive, we need a faithful partner in terms of nutrition, therefore Vifit Sport is perfect !
What’s the best character / personality trait about you? What would your fans love most about you?
Honest and aggressive racer.