Triathlete / Coach / Entrepreneur
January 8, 1986
Austria (resident in Switzerland)
Well, what do you want to know? I have a tendency to get lost in a lot of words, yet cleverly miss the point. Keywords are often helpful, you can find some of them at the top next to the photo.
For everything else, I like to try to get to the point: In 2005 I was given the chance to make triathlon my profession and the following year I officially competed for the first time with a professional license. Looking back, I can say: even if there is rarely a “right” time for something like this, it was probably too early. At only 20 years old and with little experience in sport or in life, this isn't exactly the most rewarding job.
In 2014 I gave up my license when I started coaching with my company, Tricademy - School of Movement. Three years later, I became painfully aware that I missed triathlons so much and decided to give it another try. In 2018 I returned to the Ironman in Zurich - undertrained, overweight (by my standards) and in the beginnings of severe depression. A year later I started again in Zurich, in a state that I still find difficult to describe today. There I realized that I somehow wasn't finished with the topic of "competitive sports" and set off on the journey I'm on now.
For a long time I tried to ignore the personal aspect of the whole thing, not least because it was always drummed into me that no one cared. Although that may be the case, one thing cannot be denied: sport and the feelings and emotions associated with it are just that: personal. I also don't like to pretend that my journey through depression back to the starting line didn't make a difference in my life. This is just as much a part of me as my motto, which has accompanied me since 2005:
The world is wide. Swim it. Ride it. Run it.
It IS a big world out there, and experiencing it by swimming, cycling and running is still my favorite thing, even after 23 active triathlon seasons. Who knows where this will lead me?