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For many years he was fascinated by the triathlon and the announcement that this category would be introduced for the first time at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games inspired him to pursue it. From climbing Snowdon solo to competing in multiple regional and national championships, Nicolas Dewalque is a man on a mission and refuses to be bound by his visual impairment. His quest is to discover and create new experiences each day.
It is firmly believed that triathlon has been one of the greatest adventures of his life, leading him around the world and taking him to discover life, and even connecting him with his loved one. He definitely looks forward to taking it to the next level this season when he finally gets to start his professional career!
I train year-round with 100% of my swimming done in open water in the Atlantic ocean. We have several months in the winter where the water never rises above 60°F16.5°c This year I’ve had the pleasure of swimming in Sumarpo wetsuits. Compared to what I have used in the past Sumarpo wetsuits are more durable, warmer for racing, putting them on and taking them off is much easier and faster.
My 2022 racing season is just beginning to shape up, my next race will be the Saint Anthony’s Olympic triathlon in the Tampa area. I believe that my Sumarpo wetsuit will help me take a step to the next level.
In 2019, my friend asked: how about a triathlon? I hadn’t even ridden since I was a kid. But I’m not a person who says no, I began to learn to ride all over again, pedal and fall, ride on the road I was so scared of…
One thing I remember is that the morning of the race was one of the happiest ever. I remember smiling from the moment I woke up until I crossed the finish line. And my thought was: “I want to do this for the rest of my life.”
And exactly for that reason, I joined the Team Sumarpo. Because to be better, we must join the best. I’m currently using the Vanguard model and couldn’t be more satisfied.
One of my goals for this year is to qualify for the UCI cycling world championships in Italy and take part in the Ironman Romagna Italia.
Sumarpo has been the best brand of wetsuit that I have used since it has incredible characteristics such as flexibility and buoyancy, it is very hydrodynamic and very easy to put on and take off, and one of the aspects I like is that it is 100% eco-friendly.
I have been very happy with all the products from this brand.
I have always liked to experience the feeling of adrenaline running through my entire body. And I couldn’t find a better way to feel it, than with triathlon. It is a sport that keeps you active, motivates you and challenges you.
In 2020 I got my first podium in La Paz Baja California, winning second place in sprint in my category and from that day, the illusion of going to a World Championship Triathlon was born.
Sumarpo came at the perfect time. Actually I don’t like to swim in cold water. Ever since I got my Vanguard wetsuit on, I swam in those same cold waters and felt the big difference and was 100% happy. I love my Vanguard wetsuit!
This year I’ll be racing the Triathlon Age Group World Championships at Montreal (sprint distance) and the Triathlon Age Group World Championships at Abu Dhabi (standard distance). After two years of competition cancellations, I can’t wait!
Triathlon for me is a complete lifestyle that permeates my personal and professional life and vice versa, always with races, new friends, new places and strong emotions. Last year I raced in Cozumel (10:24) and now I plan to devote myself to middle distance races full time.
Sumapo came at the right time. I tried the Vanguard wetsuit. I was amazed at how natural the suit felt, how well it floated, and how absolutely not cold it was. I have now decided to try swimming in the springs in my home town, (from a glacier) I had cold experiences in my childhood, but now I can enjoy them!
As an off-road athlete, I am devoted to the preservation of nature and our oceans, being a Sumarpo athlete gives me pride in knowing that they are the world's first 100% eco-friendly wetsuit. They have also proven that you do not have to sacrifice an ounce of performance to meet this amazing accolade.
For 2022 my goal is to earn a top 5 finish in the professional field and gain as much experience as possible. I am excited to see what I can accomplish this year with the help of my Sumarpo gear!