Dries Matthys

Dries Matthys

I am Dries Matthys or 'Matitser' aka 'The Cathedral of Wezemaal' and I extremely enjoy doing sports. I've been doing triathlon for 15 years and I hope to add at least another 15 years to that. And if it's up to me, like to race for another 15 years as a pro against the best triathletes in the world on the biggest stage in our sport: Ironman. Tip of the day: Life is more than just sport, don't forget to laugh with your mates and do something crazy once in a while :)


My discipline

Triathlon
 

Number of hours’ training per week

25h - 30h

 

"A well trained donkey can beat an untrained horse"

My favourite Etixx products

My favourite product is the Natural Oat sports bar. As an endurance athlete, I eat so many sweet things during training and this one is always a delicious change. Tasty, really tasty.


My greatest sporting achievements 

  • 4th at Europetriatlon European Championship half triathlon in Menen 2023
  • 8th Ironman Knokke, 70.3
  • Belgian champion U23 Olympic distance


My #GiveItYourAll moment in 2024

Podium among professionals at Ironman 70.3


My social media

Instagram: @driesmatthys1

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