Martijn Dekker began his sporting career as a contest swimmer were he reached several podium spots at national Championships. “At the age of 16 I started with triathlon and two years later I made the full transition to triathlon.” Here he achieved Dutch titles on the sprint and ½ triathlon aswell at the junior stage as at the elite stage.
His goal for 2017? Winning the Dutch title at the ½ triathlon and winning the Ironman in Maastricht. The main thing he needs to do for reaching this goal? “I especially need to improve my cycling and running.”
“My eventual goal is winning Ironman’s and trying to perform as good as possible in the Ironman Hawaii. With the coaching of Luc van Lierde and the support of the ITZU Tri Team, I think I can definitely achieve this goal.”
Name: Martijn Dekker
Living place: Sittard
Date of birth: 2nd of May 1986
Competition weight: 67kg
Rest polse: 43
Graduate: CIOS, teacher physical education
Coach: Luc Van Lierde
- 6th Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote –> 2nd of September
- 8th Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg –> 18th of June
- 1st Dutch Championship 70.3 Nieuwkoop –> 21st of May
- 2nd Club La Santa Volcano 1/4 Lanzarote –> 29th of April
Several participations at European and World Championships. Dutch Champion at the 1/2 triathlon.