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Triathlete / Entrepreneur / Coach / Diagnostician
Date of birth:
Austria (living in Switzerland)
Well, what do you want to know? I tend to get lost in too many words and skilfully overlook the essentials. Keywords are often a good help, you can find some above next to the photo.
For everything else, I'll try to get to the point: In 2005 I was given the opportunity to make triathlon my profession and the following year I was officially at the start with a professional license for the first time. Looking back, I can say: even if there is rarely a "right" time for something like this, it was probably too early. With only 20 years and rather little experience in sports and in life, this is not exactly the most rewarding job.
In 2014 I gave up my license when I started coaching with my company, the Tricademy - School of Movement. Three years later, I became painfully aware that I was missing triathlon tremendously and decided to give it another try. In 2018 I returned to the Ironman in Zurich - undertrained, overweight (for my standards) and in the first stadium of what was soon to become a crippling depression. A year later I started again in Zurich, in a state that I can still hardly describe today. There I realized that somehow I wasn't done with the subject of "professional sport" and embarked on the journey I'm now on.
...and that brings us here. At the end of 2021 I was at a point where I can say: I've done a lot of things right over the past two years. I'm back to a point where I'm physically and mentally able to not only finish an Ironman, but also to race. Now the next step is to make this basic shape into something that I'm not just in the middle of, but as far forward as I can possibly be. The Ironman in Copenhagen was a first step and at the Ironman in Cervia in September 2022 I was able to prove to myself that I wasn't just building metaphorical sandcastles. So I'm excited to see what 2023 will bring...
At the moment I am alone with my ideas. Apart from myself, I have neither a coach / trainer nor a team nor sponsors. So the focus is on the sport itself. I am more than grateful for any support because I know: what lies ahead of me will be hard, lonely and expensive. But I've made my decision. Off to the future!