10 questions with Igor Nastic

Meet TriathlonTeam.org team mate, Igor Nastic.

I was born in 1978 in Bellinzona, Switzerland and my origins are serbian.  I work as a teacher, but i also do some journalism,  art consulting and coaching. I love to mix travelling, art, good food, good wine and super though training… unfortunately the day has only 24hrs

Include a picture of your choice.


[I think it says “Artist’s shit”]

How you feel about your season so far?

i’m very happy even if i broke my arm few weeks ago. i enjoy very much training in my region, and i had the chance to train by bike in palma del mallorca, which i consider a great place for many reason: culture, food, lifestyle and bike roads.

1 )  Your favourite sporting memory?

my 5km fly in 1995, no matter about the time, wich was around 1h08min, but the weeks before in order to prepare the event. swimming from 2 til 3 or even 4km fly at every workout was like a routine. and i will never forget a couple of 25km swimming races in a 18degrees water, still thinking how doing an ironman is a good warm up for such a hard sport.

2 ) Your biggest/ most memorable training day?

At the age of 12 my swim coach got upset with me and told me to swim 40×100 fly, i took his decision seriously and it was a good start for a fly career…

3 ) Who will win Kona this year?

I really do not care who is going to win, I hope the swiss ronnie schildknecht will be on the podium, and my team mate dejan patrcevic top 10.

4 ) When racing, what do you think about when it gets hard?

Why am I not relaxing at the lake with a beer and some chips?!

5 )  The holidays got the better of you and all of a sudden the scale is telling an unhappy tale. How do you get rid of the extra body weight?

It’s a very usual thing, so i’m used to be always overweight. i just reduce wine and bread few weeks before the race, and it works but never 100%

6 ) If you had to train to only 1 song for the rest of the year, which one would it be?

Angel by Jimi Hendrix, which is supposed to be the song for my funeral (probably in 2083).

7 ) Send a picture of an earthly belonging that makes you happy.

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp (1917)

marcel duchamp  fountain

8 ) Tell us a funny/weird travel story.

In 1997 my wife Elda had a verbal fight with a super fat hairy police woman in Cook island before taking off because she didn’t declare her contact lenses: it was like watching a Balinese cock fight.

9 ) The worst place you have ever slept?

on the couch after fighting with my wife, the same of the previous question.

10 ) What is your goal for the year?

beat in kona nikola’s best marathon time in an ironman. that means running under 3h: i’m reducing red wine so i’m gonna kick his ass 😀


Nikola 21-09-2009, 21:40

igor, you wish… 🙂


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