Athlete Biography

My father was one of the first triathletes in the former eastern part of Germany. He won his first triathlon in 1984 in Leipzig and finished in 4th place (AG 40) on Hawaii in 1993. He was my first coach and mentor and we still train together from time to time. After my first triathlon 1990 it was my greatest desire to become professinal Triathlet. It all became true after three-month national army service ( oct-dec1997) i got sended to the army sports promoting group Mainz. In january 1998 i moved to the olympic Center to Saarbrücken, where i could train together with the best german short distance Triathlets. Since then i life my dream nearly every day, smile.

Athlete Sponsors: German Army, Kreissparkasse Bautzen, ASICS, Cube Bikes, Dextro Energy, Polar, German sport aid Foundation, Oakley

Athlete Language: German / English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 1990

Athlete Other Sports: climbing, water polo, skiing, mountain biking, wrestling just for fun, smile

Athlete Education: high school of technology (1994-1997) and a year studies sciences of sport at the university Saarbrücken (2001-2002)

Athlete Hobbies: reading books (prefer sports biographies, adventure books, crime thrillers, farce) dancing, cinema and a good food...a bit of coaching

Athlete Children: after London 2012

Athlete Sports Hero: my dad, Reinhard

Athlete Proudest Moment: 3. Place Dextro Energy World Champs Series 2009 and when i got married in 2010

Athlete Injuries: a bone oedema cost me eight weeks run training at the start of 2010 season

Athlete Coach: Wolfgang Thiel 2011/ 2012

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