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Ben Brillante

Freeride Athlete & Filmmaker

Name: Ben Brillante
Age: 36

Current Location: Paris, France
Skating Since: 1998
Current Skate Setup: Twister EDGE 3WD

What are your three proudest moments from 2017?
1: All my workouts and sport’s results. From running to skating, I’m really happy at 36 years old to be able to come back to a good shape and performance level.
2: Success in terms of managing a dad’s life, my job, a lot of sport and all the events.
3: Late 2017, I started to swim to entered my first triathlon season in 2018. It’s a big jump into the unknown, but an excellent challenge!!

Highlights from Team Rollerblade® in 2017:
1: Release of the Twister EDGE after months of development. I skated the Twister since 1999, and to be a part of the new one was a great honor.
2: Berlin Marathon in 1h10min.  Skating with the Twister EDGE in the middle of a carbon boot pack of skaters was amazing.
3: The new Rollerblade® Endurace skate.

Knowing what you know now, what three things you would have done differently in 2017?
1: I tried to be with my family as much as I could, but I should have stayed with my kid and wife more...
2: Stretch more after each training workout
3: No #3, I try to always think before doing… no regrets :-)

Best food you had last year:
1: In Napoli (Corso secondigliano), pizzeria “Carminiello”. The best pizza on earth.
2: In Paris, pizzeria “Popolare”. The closest pizza than Napoli’s one.
3: In Berlin, Restaurant “Schnitzelei Mitte”. My first German Schnitzelei… What a great dish!

What are you most looking forward in 2018?
1: Travel with my friend Greg
2: My 3 sport challenges: Paris Half Marathon, Paris Triathlon and Berlin Inline Marathon

What are the top three locations you plan to visit in 2018?
1: New York. Although I know this city very well.
2: Any place in South America because people are amazing there.
3: Melbourne because my sister moved there and it seems to be a really great place!

Give us three ways you prioritize health and fitness in your life.
1: Eat less and better
2: You always have time to do some workouts, so, NO EXCUSES
3: Stop looking at your weight, look at the mirror

What are you top three personal goals to achieve this year?
1: Try to not be injured
2: Spend more time with the people I love
3: Master freestyle swimming

Upcoming events you will attend?
1: Berlin Inline Marathon in September
2: Paris Triathlon in July
3: Paris Half Marathon in March

What is your mantra or key hashtag for 2018?
"Go beyond my limits”