I am Stijn Fincioen and I have been doing athletics for over 25 years now. In addition to being an athlete, I am also a ‘Trainer A’ [top-level trainer] for middle distance/long distance. I now pass on my experience and knowledge to my athletes at Olympic Brugge and the West-Vlaamse Alliantie (WVA) I was already there when Etixx was launched and I feel particularly good with these products. They provide good support alongside my daily diet. In 2019, I became an Etixx ambassador. I am happy that, as an ambassador, I can share my experiences with other athletes so that they can prepare themselves optimally according to their personal goals.
Athletics -> West-Vlaamse Alliantie (WVA) and Olympic Brugge
Number of hours’ training per week
"Dream Believe Achieve"
My favourite Etixx products
The Etixx Isotonic thirst-quencher is my fuel during long training sessions and competitions. I always use the Recovery Shake PRO LINE after strenuous training sessions, longer endurance training sessions and competitions. The Etixx Sport Hydro Tab is fantastic when training in hot conditions, because that is when I lose a lot of fluid. I also use the new health supplement Collagen Complex in course form for my weak tendons, which have a lot to contend with during my many training sessions and competitions.
My greatest sporting achievements
- Belgian marathon champion (2013)
- Belgian marathon runner-up (2011, 2014)
- Belgian half marathon runner-up (2012, 2018)
- Bronze at Belgian Championship half marathon (2017)
- European Championship half marathon masters runner-upM35 (2016)
- European Champion half marathon masters M35 national qualifier (2016
- Six-time Belgian masters champion M35
- 5th place in World Championship half marathon masters M35 (2018)
- more than 20 marathons completed including Berlin/London/Rotterdam/Mumbai/Eindhoven/Visé/...
- 7x winner of the Nacht van Vlaanderen in Torhout (5x in the marathon, 2x in the half marathon)
My personal records
- 1.500m: 00:03:59
- 3 000m: 00:08:28
- 5 000m: 00:14:27
- 10km: 00:30:14
- 10 miles: 00:49:03
- Half marathon (21km): 01:05:00
- Marathon (42km): 02:17:00
My #GiveItYourAll moment in 2022
There are currently no dates for major events due to Covid-19 measures. But I am hoping that I will perform well again in the various championships on the track and the road.
My social media
Discover more ambassadors
After a (youth) career in athletics, I switched to the Belgian bobsleigh team. After a few years, I retrained from brakewoman to pilot, while also completing my Masters in physiotherapy. In 2015, I was employed part-time by Sport Flanders as pilot and I am now about to start my 10th bobsleigh season. Qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 was an amazing feeling and made me dream of doing more in 2022, in Beijing. I now practise my sport full time, while also being a proud Godmother to my nephew, the apple of my eye. I am very proud to be part of the Etixx ambassadors team, a super-talented and motivated group of athletes and sports enthusiasts. Being supported by such a professional company with good-quality, clean products gives me an extra push to achieve my dream of a top result in Beijing 2022!Read more
Etixx has now been my sports nutrition partner for 1 year. With the help of their products, I have managed to gain an extra 4kg of muscle mass without gaining any fat. Etixx is very helpful in providing support on nutrition advice. The group of ambassadors is an extremely nice and tight group and I feel that all the ambassadors can count on each other.Read more