Nicolas Dewalque

Visually Impaired Triathlete,
Adventurer and Social Entrepreuneur

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  • Bruxelles, Belgium

ATHLETIC HIHLIGHTS

  • 39 PARA TRIATHLON RANKING

  • 1ST IRL PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

  • 1ST BEL PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PT5 2015

  • 3RD CHICAGO ITU AQUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

  • 2ND NED PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

  • 2ND BEL PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

  • 3RD WORLD TRIATHLON DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS AVILES 2021

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ABOUT NICOLAS

Nicolas was born with a rare genetic disease called Aniridia, which means he has no iris in his eyes, and at a young age, sports were not easy for him. However, he soon realized that the passion of running was in him and he started athletics between 8 and 9 years old.
As a teenager, he focused on the 400m and in adulthood, despite national titles in the Paralympics and regional titles, his career took a different turn. He is mostly motivated by the world around me and the prospect of discovering and creating something new each day. Training outside each day gives him the opportunity to connect with nature, and discovering the world is part of the journey of an adventurer: there are always new things to explore and even rediscover.

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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. As an triathlete and sports lover, he is inspired by many athletes that have achieved incredible things, like Tanya Streeter, Johanna Nordblad and Alex Honnold.

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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.

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