Jacques Borlée, the father of the successful athletes, did not have any master plan but he did help to guide his children to success. 'I'm a coach during training but a father as soon as a personal problem arises. The atmosphere during (training) is pretty relaxed. The intense concentration required to perform well can only be achieved when everybody is calm and composed. A coach's job is to help athletes overcome their fears.'
A bronze medal at the Athletics World Championship in October and a gold medal in February at the European Indoor Championship: the achievements of the Belgian Tornados, the 4x400 relay team, which includes Kevin, Jonathan and Dylan Borlée, three members of one family, are downright impressive.