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Van der Plaetsen praises World Athletics Center coaching

Thomas Van Der Plaetsen

Peter Simmons

ALTIS Brand Lead & MD of 5or6 Design & Branding

Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen has praised the World Athletics Center set-up and coaching as he bases himself in Phoenix to prepare for the Outdoor season.

‘The World Athletics Center is a great place to train. It has near-perfect weather and you’re surrounded by like-minded athletes and some of the best coaches in the world.’ Said Van der Plaetsen, who achieved 13th place in the World Championships, and won the European U23 competition, breaking a National Record, in 2011.

Thomas was quick to praise the appointment of Dan Pfaff, which was announced on Tuesday, and said he is already feeling the benefit of his tuition.

‘I really like his hands-on approach of offering treatment as a part of the workout. You can really sense the enormous experience he has in track and field when he’s coaching you and teaching you new things.’

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