What does Sport mean to you?

Persistence & Inheritance

Gerard C. / Engineer

 

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Once you've set a goal for yourself - how much dedication can you put into it and what will you learn from that journey?

The beginning

I used to be a great basketball player at high school - my nickname was Elastic Man. I was definitely not the tallest guy but I was skilled and I could jump really high.

Gerard's Basketball Gear

UT500 BASKETBALL BREATHABLE SLEEVELESS BASE LAYER

This sleeveless T-shirt will help keep you at the right temperature. The fabric does not retain moisture and dries quickly.

BT900 SIZE 7 BASKETBALL FIBA-APPROVED 

This size 7 basketball is FIBA approved. The polyurethane and microfibre component provides an exceptional ball feel. The channels make it very easy to handle.

The trigger

At university, I decided to focus entirely on my studies and stopped playing basketball. After graduation I became an engineer. A few years later, I happened to find myself on a basketball court and tried to slam dunk - just to see if I could still do it. I ended up 50cm short! That day, I made a decision - I would do everything it takes to slam dunk again.

The training

I've trained four times a week for 12 years, I was doing all kind of workouts in order to build strength in my legs and get to jump higher. I started a Youtube channel and recorded myself every week to measure my improvements.

Gerard's Weight Training Gear

FTS 900 FITNESS CARDIO TRAINING T-SHIRT 

If you want a lightweight model that enhances your figure without being too clingy around your stomach, then this is the one for you! There are no seams so it won't rub.

WEIGHT TRAINING LUMBAR BELT LEATHER

Perfect for exercises with heavy weights. Wide at the back for increased lumbar support. Improved safety: Multiple prong holes for a better fit.

The side quest

As part of my training, I picked up body building to build up strength and really came to enjoy it. I was so committed, I even ended up beating a weight lifting national record.

The transmission

The birth of my daughter has been a game changer. I have to train at lunch time so I can spend time with her in the evening. More importantly she inspires me on the importance of sharing the learnings of my sports journey with her and others.

Gerard's Running Gear

KIPRUN CARE MEN'S RUNNING T-SHIRT

This T-shirt is extremely comfortable, thanks to the absence of side seams. Like a second skin, you'll forget you have it on.

KIPRUN ULTRALIGHT MEN'S RUNNING SHOES

These shoes are designed for speed, whether you use them for interval training or competitive racing.

The dream continues

I learnt that the journey is more important than the end goal. In 12 years, I've met incredible people, started a family and achieved things I would have never believed possible at the beginning. I'm still pursuing my dream today and I just hope I can inspire others to do so.

Gerard C.

It takes a lot of courage to give up your dream, especially when you've devoted so much time for it.But I'm not there yet, Sports is a way to outdo myself and dream bigger.