Rooibos type African red tea, one and a half orange and grapefruit juice, a plate of fruit (pineapple, mango, pear and kiwi), some nuts, toasted sesame, rye, wheat, corn and raisin bread with tomato, oil olive, butter and homemade jam make up the daily breakfast of the iron man of world sport.
The best triathlete on the planet is ready for a day in full load season, which was attended this week by La Voz de Galicia. Javier Gómez Noya (Basel, 1983) from Ferrol has to accumulate a brutal kilometer of swimming, cycling and running, to fly in a few months and maintain his form until September, when he will end the season in Beijing.
Stylized figure, he distributes his 70 kilos over his 178 centimeters of height. "We need strength. But the image of the ironman as a closet is not ideal for us. In tests lasting many hours, the less bodywork you drag, the better”, explains the two-time world champion.
In the notebook of the Asturian Omar González, his shadow wherever he trains or where he competes, the annual planning is drawn. Mammoth figures that tire just reading them. «In the weeks with the greatest load he does 40 kilometers of swimming, about 700 on the bicycle when we focus on that segment and 130 of running on foot in a third stage.
Do not match the maximum loads at the same time, which would be inhumane. We are adjusting them”, clarifies the coach of Gómez Noya, who projects the amounts to a whole year: “In 2009, when he was half injured and overturned on the bike, he came to do 15.000 kilometers of cycling [twice the distance between Madrid and Bombay], and usually completes 3.000 on foot [the equivalent of the A Coruña-Paris round trip] and 1.200 swimming [more than joining London and Ferrol by swimming] ».
"I like this stage. Each one has its charm”, smiles Gómez Noya on the banks of the Lérez. Overcoming, the essence of the sport, allows you to endure almost everything. He never collapsed in the race or fell without energy, as he usually does in a tough discipline like triathlon. Yes, their rivals collapsed recently
Shattered by the Ferrol's infernal pace, Englishman Alistair Brownlee stumbled across the finish line in London last summer, requiring immediate medical attention. In the last round of the World Cup, the Olympic champion Jan Frodeno broke down to a modest 41st place.
But the suffering is latent during the preseason. "Sometimes she came home and couldn't sleep, from the pain in her legs, from how tired he was. Now she knows how to dose herself better, also training », explains Omar González
Rocky as a triathlete, a gentleman as a partner, a Sports Science student in his few free moments, Gómez Noya is ignored as a claim by the Galician brands. From the United States, the iron man receives the best sponsorship offers.
Coca Cola was the last to exploit its image. The multinational saw in Ferrol the perfect image to promote its sports drink, Powerade. His sculptural body, the product of the intensive training he undergoes, also wears Specialized bikes, helmets and shoes, Hed wheels, Champion System clothing, Suunto watches, Oakley sunglasses, Zoot shoes and wetsuits, and bars Mulebar energetics.