Jardy van den Heuvel (NLD)
I am Jardy van den Heuvel, living in Maastricht but raised in Waalwijk. Like many boys, I grew up with football, but as I grew older I noticed that football was not the 'right' sport that suited me! In the meantime, I already did competitive swimming, in which I made rapid progress and also participated in Dutch Championships. I continued with this 'full time', but I noticed that I missed exercising outside so I started running.
Eventually I rolled into the triathlon world in 2014 via a NTB talent day . I trained the first two years in the NTC Sittard , but this was not the right place for me for various reasons. In the meantime I have been training with a group in Maastricht for a while, where I am having a great time!
In 2018 I came out for the Kijani Triathlon team in the NTB Eredivisie Team competitions.
Oh yeah! I'm not just sporting! In 2018 I started my Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences at Maastricht University and in September that year I started my Master's in Sports and Nutrition!
So 2018 was a good year at school, but certainly also in the field of sport! The highlight for me was a 3rd place overall at the NK OD in Veenendaal and 2nd place in the under 23 category!
I am certainly looking forward to what 2019 will bring me!