Rooibos-type African red tea, a juice and a half of orange and grapefruit, a fruit plate (pineapple, mango, pear and kiwi), some nuts, toasted sesame bread, rye, wheat, corn and raisins with tomato, olive 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, which was attended this week by La Voz de Galicia. Ferrolano Javier Gómez Noya (Basel, 1983) has to accumulate a brutal kilometer by swimming, cycling and walking, to fly in a few months and keep in shape until September, when the season in Beijing will end.
Stylized figure, distributes his 70 kilos over his 178 centimeters tall. «We need strength. But the image of the ironman as a wardrobe is not ideal for us. In tests of 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. Mastodontic figures that tire just by reading them. “In the heaviest weeks, he does 40 kilometers of swimming, about 700 on the bike when we focus on that segment and 130 on foot in a third stage.
The maximum loads do not coincide at the same time, which would be inhumane. We are adjusting them ", clarifies the Gómez Noya coach, who projects the amounts to a whole year:" In 2009, when he was half injured and overturned on the bike, he managed to do 15.000 kilometers of cycling [double the distance between Madrid and Bombay], and usually completes 3.000 on foot [the equivalent of the round trip to A Coruña-Paris] and 1.200 of swimming [rather than swimming London and Ferrol] ».
«I like this stage. Each one has its charm, ”smiles Gómez Noya on the banks of the Lérez. Overcoming, the essence of sport, allows you to endure almost everything. He never collapsed in the race or went down without energy, as usually happens in a tough discipline like triathlon. Yes their rivals recently collapsed
Shattered by the infernal rhythm of the ferrolano, the Englishman Alistair Brownlee stumbled across the London finish line last summer, and he needed medical attention instantly. In the last round of the World Cup, Olympic champion Jan Frodeno broke up to drop to the modest 41st place.
But the suffering is latent during the preseason. “Sometimes I came home and couldn't sleep, from the pain in my legs, from how tired I was. Now he knows how to dose better, also training, "explains Omar González
Rocky as a triathlete, gentleman as a partner, student of Sports Sciences in his few spare moments, Gómez Noya is ignored as a claim by the Galician brands. From the United States, the Iron Man receives the best sponsorship deals.
Coca Cola was the last to exploit its image. The multinational saw in Ferrolano the perfect image to promote its sports drink, Powerade. His statuesque body, the product of the intensive training he undergoes, also wears Specialized bikes, helmets and shoes, Hed wheels, Champion System clothing, Suunto watches, Oakley glasses, Zoot shoes and wetsuits and bars Mulebar energy.