You might be wondering who is behind Triathlon Geek.

My real name is Simone Chiaretta, and I'm a beginner triathlete, cyclist and aspiring ultra-runner.

I did my first triathlon in 2009, a sprint distance and then I've been doing some races and training, on and off, till September 2014, when I finally joined a triathlon club in Brussels.

Since then I regularly competed in local triathlon of the SuperCoupe league organised by the Belgian Francophone Triathlon League and finished 5 Half-Ironman and one full distance Ironman.

I also competed in a few half-marathons and participated in various trail running and road running races around Belgium. If you are interested, you can see all my results.

Between 2016 and 2017 I was diagnosed with an abdominal hernia. It was not a serious condition, but it required surgery and a long break during the off-season.