The beginnings and the consecration
At the age of 19 years is presented at the World Junior in Huntsville in 1992, achieving an important 4 th place overall. The following year, 1993, arriving 9 th overall at the World Junior Manchester.
In 1995 it was the turn of the Stockholm, where he obtained a more excellent placement, 5 th overall. World Championships in Cancun that year with a disappointing 40 th place finish.
In 1997 he participated for the first long distance World Championships in Nice, coming 9 th overall with a time of 05:50:10.
In 1998 at the world championships in Lausanne is always found among the best, eventually finishing at 8 °. In 2000 he surprised everyone at the world championships in Perth in Australia, winning the title of champion of the world in absolute safety, first Frenchman on the roof of the world in the Olympic distance triathlon.
Gets an important new placement, this time with the Swiss, the world of Queenstown in 2003, behind the Australian Peter Robertson and Ivan Rana of Spain, winning an important bronze medal.
He won another bronze at the European Triathlon Championships in Lisbon in 2008, at the expense of his former countrymen Frederic Belaubre and Tony Moulai. Therefore decides to try to compete even on ironman distance.
After winning the championship in 2000, participates in the first Olympic triathlon, which took place in Sydney in the same year. Part one of the favorites and does not disappoint. We find, in fact, only the lead after the fraction cycling. During the final fraction, the Running, which is reflected by the triathletes will be on the podium (Simon Whitfield, Stephan Vuckovic and Jan Řehula) then slipping to the end of the 7 th place overall.
At the 2004 Athens Olympics ends with the cycling fraction of the first group, however, a fraction Running out of line with that recorded by the best triathletes in the day he slips to eighth place finish.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics coming 19 th overall after posting a best time in the fraction of cycling.