Olival Basto , Portugal
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I have been one of first certified coaches in my country (since 1998).
Swimmer since 6 years old, cyclist starting on 14 years old. Won Portugal Cup of Xc final B in 1997, then in 1998 get injured and so became coach.
Experience on road races, cross country, marathons and long distance.
Many courses about nutrition, even on production!
Been athlet for many years, won many races from 14 to 18 years old, but to be honest i have been most of the time bellow top10, and it was also ok! It gives you opportunity to learn and to work, but best part is the fun you get trying to get again on top!
I got injured and became coach (1998), always practising sport, but not at high level like before, then studied nutrition with a phd molecular biologist.
So, first of all, I'm just passionate about sport, who did training in cycling training and nutrition, and would love to help you having fun doing sports!
And also to achieve that goal that you so desire!
Now i just made calculations and it has been 22 years since i made my first level coach course!