Name: Martin Collet 
Hometown: Chamonix, FRANCE
Age: 20
Sport:  Xc Skiing
Years in the sport: 13

How did you get started in your sport?  
My cousin already practiced cross-country skiing and he put me on my first skis. Then I naturally started competition in my hometown club

Goals for this year?
My main goal is to get a top 10 at the U23 World Championship

Favourite athlete?
Michael Phelps

If you were not an athlete, what would you be doing?
I would live near the ocean and surf every day!

Reading, writing, playing/listening music, photography, surf and skate

Favourite band/artist?
Creedence Clearwater Revival

What’s a typical day of training look like?
7:45 am: wake up & big breakfast
8:45: training (2 to 3 hours, running or roller skiing)
12 pm: big lunch
13 to 13:30: short sleep
16: training 1:30 to 2:30 hours
19: stretching
19:30: Dinner
21: small meal before sleep

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Although I’m practising a winter sport, if I might stop skiing I would maybe not live in the mountains but by the ocean!

Any pre-competition rituals?
Big breakfast/warm-up with music

Favourite movie and tv series?
2001 a Space Odyssey

Training fuel?
Ergy Sport ( training drink/recovery drink)
Pulsin’ (protein powder)

Result you’re most proud of?
2nd place at the Youth Olympic Games

Anyone you would like to thank?
My parents