Year of Birth: 1981
Place of Birth: Cologne
Weight: 76 kg
Height: 194 cm
Athlete Lives: Saarbruecken Array
Current Ranking: 24 (429pts)
My sporing career beagn as a swimmer in Cape Town, South Africa, where I grew up between 1992 and 2004. At the age of 15 I leanrt to swim, after my mum thought it might be in my best interest since surfing was fast becoming my favourite way to spend free time.
In 1999 I joined the Clifton Surf Lifesavers and started competing on the beaches of South Africa. Watching the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney I discovered a new passion: TRIATHLON.
After my first „tri(e)s“ back in S.A., I sold my bike for a plane ticket to Europe to race in the German league. Having a successful season I made the jump to the U-23 national side, which enabled me to return to Germany in the following European summers.
A silver medal at the 2004 U-23 world champs made it clear to me that I only wanted one thing: to turn pro.
Since then i moved to Saarbrücken and train up to 45 hours a week.