I come from Perpignan. I work in seasonal jobs; for example I am a lifeguard during the summer and I work in restaurants during the winter months.
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde joins the Feed. adventure
Feed. has teamed up with the European 110m hurdle champion, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.
Martinot-Lagarde’s European success comes on the back of his six national championship wins in the 60m format, as well as his two national wins in the 110m format. Martino-Lagarde has quickly established himself as one of the most competitive athletes in French sport. This young and ambitious sportsman has chosen to join the Feed. adventure, and in this exclusive piece, he will share his best tips on how to achieve success.
French Champion in the 110m hurdles. European Champion in the 110m hurdles. You are geared up to success. What are the key reasons behind your meteoric rise?
Motivation. Motivation is the key. I’ve had a lot of success, but I have also suffered failures. I know to make myself hungry for success and how to react in each situation. I am always hungry to succeed and be the best I can, and that is what makes me work so hard.
Our greatest achievements are not always the ones that others see. What is your greatest victory?
My two best achievements in life are my children. They are my everything.
They push me to do better when things aren’t going well. Throughout a career, there are always highs and lows. However, there is only ever one spot at the top of the podium. That spot is the one that everyone wants to have. When I am low or disappointed, it is those who are closest to me who keep on the right track.
What is the best advice you have received and who was it from?
I often think about the advice given to me by Ladji Doucouré, a two-time World Champion in the 110m hurdles. “We prepare for competitions through competition.”
You have to train a lot to become better. However you can only ever prepare for the real thing if you are working in tough and challenging conditions.
From a nutritional point of view, what do Feed. meals provide you with on a daily basis?
They provide me with 3 things:
– The required energy to take part in my training.
– They help me avoid energy spikes followed by energy slumps.
– They have to be balanced in order for me to be able to control my weight and ensure optimal performance.