António Mesquita is the new sensation in the duathlon Portugal. After starting the competition in 2013, Urbino by his coach Santos, where not only won two races. With victories in duathlons Famalicão, Gaia, Viseu, Recardães, Vizela, Àgueda and Santarém, Mosque has been claimed as one of the best national duatletas
To begin our congratulations season 2013, where was your debut. Were
Pending these results?
AM: Thank you so much. No, even crossed my mind these victories very least be competing at this level. I always thought it was not technically evolved in running and cycling.
When youth ages had minimum 800m, European to, but you were not discarded by beings from Benfica or Sporting, You can tell the story?
AM: It is a very sad story. No national youth track, in 800 meters, I second with a time of 1'58m. I was very happy, it had direct access to European, Mas was briefly. As a modest team (Lowland Sports Union) was an athlete of Benfica, who had been in third, making European.
What is your sporting past?
AM: Practiced athletics at a young age since started, juvenile and half season of Junior . Many
victories within the north, many troubles and very primitive training. Once stopped training for work, decrease of motorcycle and also the injustice of national.
Been stopped 10 year old , just started a little more than three, where to 4km in 30minutes and still stop, was already a victory. After, gradually, with much suffering was improving the pace. Now I do not stop, was a victory. The years were walking and I was a bit more training. Then I bought a bike duathlon to do because we had heard of the sport, but it was only for practice Sunday.
I returned to the team Felgueiras, who welcomed me with open arms, which helped the juniors to do speedwork. And as the tempos were strong I was increasing my performance. Then I had the opportunity to meet Rogério Ferreira Matos and Hugo were the athletes who helped me to know us Elite family and Prof.. Urbino Saints.
When you estreaste the national championship in Torres Vedras which were your
AM: It was all! It was a pain that I had no memory, because he would have only five months of workout. It was too little to tackle those "machines" .A experience was almost nil because he had only done sprint duathlon Famalicão the distance. However, was also failure on my part, because they should not have let the group take off in first race. Stand alone and it was not easy…
There was an athlete who brought you sleep, because you said you had never seen a
cyclist to let you back this way. You can count on this episode?
AM: It was precisely in the national championship and called Ricardo Gouveia! Well I tried to go on his wheel but discharged myself in now and then and had already downloaded the pack. Yet get the front alone. I preached on tarmac, he would have never seen such…
When Prof.. Urbino Santos spoke to you and told you you were a "super athlete" the
AM: I smiled and thought "Man must be a fool" but this great Lord of the sport Prof. Urbino Saints, the third time he spoke to me with just the test of athletics and cycling, told me he was going to win the duathlon famalicão. And I smiled…
You were often accused of only secondary evidence in win, victory in
Santarém was the answer?
AM: No doubt, Santarém was the icing on the cake but while talking to me do not speak other. Who analyze the picture of victory is very well characterized what was me at the time and what happened at the time 2013.
How does a typical week of your training?
AM: Very simple, work from 8.30 until 19.00 in the company Pinheiro & Ribeiro Mat. Const. Ltd., and training from 19:30 to finish alone. It is not easy, is a struggle every day and a loss for the family. To emphasize the help of James Madureira and Pedro Santos some drills that are very important.
The next year the World Cup is in Pontevedra, which your
AM: Top 10 was already very good. My athleticism is still far from my idea. Let's go
train a day after another. The motto was chosen in recent months and has resulted.
What is the most curious episode a competitive level this year?
AM: Positive Pela, duathlon Agueda I won. Was leading a fall and almost threw it all away, but an athlete of the house called Ricardo, stopped to render assistance. It was an attitude of excellence and a great athlete.
Pela negative, duatlo of Vizela. After the first round of btt ( I knew they were two laps) the bike organization, that ran in front of me, sends spend the tab toward the park transition. After being in the PT that told me is that they were two laps.
There had to ride the bike again and go for another round. In the end I won the race with nearly two minutes clear of the second.