I am Stijn Fincioen and I have been doing athletics for over 25 years now. In addition to being an athlete, I am also a ‘Trainer A’ [top-level trainer] for middle distance/long distance. I now pass on my experience and knowledge to my athletes at Olympic Brugge and the West-Vlaamse Alliantie (WVA) I was already there when Etixx was launched and I feel particularly good with these products. They provide good support alongside my daily diet. In 2019, I became an Etixx ambassador. I am happy that, as an ambassador, I can share my experiences with other athletes so that they can prepare themselves optimally according to their personal goals.
Athletics -> West-Vlaamse Alliantie (WVA) and Olympic Brugge
Number of hours’ training per week
"Dream Believe Achieve"
My favourite Etixx products
The Etixx Isotonic thirst-quencher is my fuel during long training sessions and competitions. I always use the Recovery Shake PRO LINE after strenuous training sessions, longer endurance training sessions and competitions. The Etixx Sport Hydro Tab is fantastic when training in hot conditions, because that is when I lose a lot of fluid. I also use the new health supplement Collagen Complex in course form for my weak tendons, which have a lot to contend with during my many training sessions and competitions.
My greatest sporting achievements
- Belgian marathon champion (2013)
- Belgian marathon runner-up (2011, 2014)
- Belgian half marathon runner-up (2012, 2018)
- Bronze at Belgian Championship half marathon (2017)
- European Championship half marathon masters runner-upM35 (2016)
- European Champion half marathon masters M35 national qualifier (2016
- Six-time Belgian masters champion M35
- 5th place in World Championship half marathon masters M35 (2018)
- more than 20 marathons completed including Berlin/London/Rotterdam/Mumbai/Eindhoven/Visé/...
- 7x winner of the Nacht van Vlaanderen in Torhout (5x in the marathon, 2x in the half marathon)
My personal records
- 1.500m: 00:03:59
- 3 000m: 00:08:28
- 5 000m: 00:14:27
- 10km: 00:30:14
- 10 miles: 00:49:03
- Half marathon (21km): 01:05:00
- Marathon (42km): 02:17:00
My #GiveItYourAll moment in 2023
Again some great performances on the track, the road and in the field with perhaps a medal at one of the championships as icing on the cake.
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I am a 400 m runner and Belgian Cheetah (4x400m) with a few years of bad luck and injuries behind me. The Etixx products help during everyday recoveries and provide the necessary supplements for a top athlete, but also helped during my rehabilitation. The Etixx range is very broad and comprises everything, for every possible sports discipline. As a top athlete, you are also checked regularly for doping, so it’s great that. with Etixx, I don't have any concerns about that with their ‘Informed Sport’ quality label.Read more