NICOLAS "NICO" LEBRUN
Date of Birth: April 9, 1973
Where are you from: France
Where do you live now: Estoublon, France
Sponsors: Avia, Cannondale, CG04, Claranor, Edge, Profile/titec, geax, met, suunto, scientec, selle Italia, and Skinfit.
What 2010 XTERRA races are you doing: Vegas, Waco, Beaver creek, Ogden, Maui - Portigal, Italy,France, Czech,Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
What other big races are on your schedule: Pierra Menta (mountainering race), duathlon french and world championship.
# Years Racing XTERRA: 10
Best XTERRA finish: 1st place Maui 2005.
Best discipline (swim, bike, or run): Bike or run, never swim ;)
Top 3 all-time racing accomplishments: 13 podiums in world champ ( XTERRA, XTERRA winter, duathlon and winter triathlon).
University attended: Culinaring school of Nice.
Did you play sports in college: No.
If you have a regular job outside of racing, what do you do: Many things but not for long times: waiter, chef, coach, and aromatherapeute.
Interests outside of athletics: Cinema, ski, mountain climbing, and windsurfing.
Tell us something we should know about you: I try, with my team "athl'ethique", to promote the natural medecine in sport, and fight against all the chemical drugs to respect our body, and stay in good shape all the life. I try also to create a kind of organic races, to push all the outdoor races in France to be more "eco" on the organisation. Athl'ethique do that since 10 years but now everybody start to listen!!!!
Open forum: 10 years of XTERRA, and always the same motivation, to race in different really nice places around the world, to meat many nice people, athlete and staff. Like we said all the time XTERRA is a family and I'm proud to be part of it.
XTERRA Racing History:
2003: Third at Big Bear, won Richmond, won Czech Republic, placed 4th in Keystone, won XTERRA Germany, and was 3rd in Tahoe. Finished 3rd in XTERRA European Tour standings, and 3rd in XTERRA USA Pro Points Series.
2004: Won XTERRA European Championship in the Czech Republic, finished second in Austria, third in Germany, 7th in Holland, was 2nd overall in the European Tour behind Marceau. In the U.S. he was 3rd at Richmond,2nd in Keystone, 11th in Big Bear, and fourth at Tahoe. Placed 4th in U.S. Pro Series.
2005: 2nd at XTERRA Czech, 3rd at Italy, won Austria, 3rd in Spain, won XTERRA Germany, 2nd in European Tour. Won XTERRA World Championship more than three minutesahead of Llanos. Had the fastest bike split (1:29:13).
2006: Finished 2nd at XTERRA France, won XTERRA Italy, Czech, and Denmark. Placed 3rd at XTERRA Germany and won the XTERRA European Tour. Also finished 3rd at the XTERRA East Championship in Richmond, and was 8th at World Championship.
2007: Finished 3rd at XTERRA Italy and Denmark, and won XTERRA Austria and UK to win Euro Tour for second straight season. Placed 7th at XTERRA Worlds.
2008: Finished 2nd at XTERRA European Championshipin Italy, then won XTERRA UK, Czech, France-Auron and France-Mondelieu. Won 3rd straight XTERRA European
2009: Finished 2nd at XTERRA Winter Worlds, DNF at XTERRA West Cup, 5th at Midwest Cup, 5th at Southeast Cup, 2nd at Northwest Cup, 3rd at Atlantic Cup, 2nd at South Central Cup, 2nd at XTERRA Mexico, then won Northeast Cup, Mountain Cup and USA Champs. Finished in 2nd place, just 55-seconds behind Eneko Llanos, at the XTERRA World Championship. It was his
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