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Javier Gómez Noya

Javier Gómez at the Grand Prix triathlon in Tours, 2011.
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
Nationality Spanish
Born (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 (age 33)
Basel, Switzerland
Residence Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Website www.javiergomeznoya.com
Sport
Country Spain
Sport Triathlon
Club Club de Triatlón Cidade de Lugo Fluvial
Turned pro 2003
Coached by Carlos Prieto López

It's an error to count on winning a medal in the triathlon. With one race every four years, anything can happen, especially in a sport as tactical as this where it isn't always the strongest who wins.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
Usually I'll have fruit with breakfast, but not on the day of the race, as sometimes it's difficult to digest. When racing Olympic distance, I'll have my last meal three hours before the race, and during the race I'll have a gel. I think it's enough.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
I have to have routine check-ups every three to six months. While the cardiologists think I can compete, there is no problem. I didn't consider quitting. Once the cardiologists said I could run, I decided to fight.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
It's weird because before a race, I always want something sweet, like a cake, but afterwards, I crave something salty, like pizza.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
I enjoy an easy jog. In the mountains, or the forest with my own thoughts, I can escape from the world for a bit.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
Although I come from the world of swimming… my strong point is the running race, and it is the one I enjoy the most. It's where I have had a slight edge over my rivals.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
My aortic valve was a bit different than normal, and some doctors thought I shouldn't do triathlons.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya
When I have an easy run, I like to listen to music and relax. When I have to train hard, I try to simulate race conditions, and in a race, you can't listen to music.
Francisco Javier Gomez Noya