Nduranz athletes know no limits. Arthur Horseau proved this once again with his success in winning one of the toughest triathlons in the world Ironman Lanzarote with the help of Nduranz products.
The experienced 30-year-old Frenchman outclassed all the competition and achieved the biggest success of his career. We’re delighted that our products played a crucial part in helping him on his way to victory by ensuring that he didn’t run out of energy in over 8 hours of racing.
By following the instructions of the Nduranz researchers, Arthur Horseau aimed for an intake of 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour. He had previously tested the nutrition strategy in training and found it to be very effective. In addition to his energy intake, he also took care of hydration and the replacement of electrolytes that he lost through sweat.
So, let’s take a look at what Arthur Horseau ate and drank in order to complete the 3.9 km swim, 180.2 km cycle and 42.2 km run in a record time of 8 hours 22 minutes and 31 seconds.
Arthur Horseau anticipated he would lose most time at swimming. He was still aiming to get out of the water in the lead group, but his first priority was to keep the gap as small as possible.
Just before jumping into the sea, he provided his body with a source of energy, which came into action in the second part of the swim. He consumed one Nrgy Unit Gel with Caffeine, which provided 45 grams of carbohydrates, while caffeine gave him an extra boost of energy.
He came out of the water in 6th place, thus achieving his first goal. The gap to the leaders was bridgeable and the doors to the top were wide open.
Swim time: 00:49:23
- 1x Nrgy Unit Gel with Caffeine
The main objective for the cycling part was to reduce the gap and prepare the platform for the chase for victory in the running part of the race.
To finish the cycling leg successfully and to make sure he had enough energy for running, he had to start replenishing energy stores immediately after getting out of the water. As soon as he switched to the bike, he started to make up for the energy deficit and give his body the energy required to continue the race.
Arthur used a strategy that surprised us. He squeezed 10 Nrgy Unit Gels into a bottle, which he consumed at a rate of two gels per hour, thus hitting the intake of 90 grams of carbohydrates.
Hydration also played a key role in the hot climate of Canary Islands. He took care of it with two Nduranz products. The Nrgy Unit Drink 90 provided additional energy in addition to hydration, while Zero Drink ensured that the right amount of minerals were consumed at the optimal ratio.
Once again the chosen strategy proved to be a success. He got off the bike in 3rd place, opening the door to victory wide. All he had to do in his strongest discipline was to catch both competitors in front of him.
Cycling time: 4:47:02
- 10x Nrgy Unit Gel
- 500 ml Nrgy Unit Drink 90
- 500 ml Zero Drink
- Water at fuel stations
Arthur Horseau did not spent much time in the transition zone. After just over 3 minutes, he was off and chasing his rivals in front of him. Between him and the biggest victory of his career, there were 42.2 kilometers of road on which he was going to do whatever it took to reach his goal.
During the run, he consumed one Nrgy Unit Gel every 30 minutes, continuing to stick to the 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour strategy. He also hydrated regularly and drank 500 ml of Zero Drink after 90 minutes of running and took the same amount 30 minutes before the end of the race.
He didn't allow any surprises in the last kilometers. With just 20 minutes to go, he consumed the last Nrgy Unit Gel, giving him enough energy to hold on to the advantage he had built up and take the biggest win of his career.
Run time: 2:39:20
- 6x Nrgy Unit Gel
- 3x 500 ml Zero Drink
- Water at fuel stations
Months of sacrifice, long training sessions, and dedication in combination with the right nutrition have given Arthur Horseau the result he wanted - a victory at Ironman Lanzarote.
But that's not all!
He put the icing on the cake by setting the Ironman Lanzarote record. He completed the entire course in 8 hours, 22 minutes and 31 seconds, shaving eight minutes off the previous record.