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.
Latest Athlete Results
|1||21 Jul, 2013 - Mixed Relay - 00:18:33|
|10||20 Jul, 2013 - Elite Men - 00:52:02|
|DNF||01 Jun, 2013 - Elite Men - DNF|
|DNF||20 Apr, 2013 - Elite Men - DNF|
|9||06 Apr, 2013 - Elite Men - 01:57:17|
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|10||2013-07-20 - Elite Men - 00:52:02|
|DNF||2013-06-01 - Elite Men - DNF|
|DNF||2013-04-19 - Elite Men - DNF|
|9||2013-04-06 - Elite Men - 01:57:17|
|10||2012-07-21 - Elite Men - 00:52:09|
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Former Junior World Champ Wian Sullwald is the next generation of triathletes coming out of Africa and after his win at the Chengdu World Cup earlier this month, he has proved that he is on his way.22 May, 2014
In this week’s photo competition, the majority of votes went to just three photos. But one stood above the rest. It seems the shot of Ai Ueda spoke to the masses in her peaceful prayer position.20 Dec, 2013
At the world's biggest triathlon in Hamburg, there's an endless amount of action to capture with over 10,000 athletes competing over two days. What photo does the epic race justice? You decide.16 Dec, 2013
Germany won a thrilling race in Hamburg to become Mixed Relay world champions for the first time. New Zealand followed for their highest finish at the championships, while USA made it to the…21 Jul, 2013
Athlete Fact Sheet
|Year of Birth||1981|
|Place of Birth||Cologne|
|Sponsors||Asics, Specialized, Karlsberg, Sporthilfe, Sram, Oakley, Heisel, Alera, 2XU, Zipp, Zoggs|
|Hobbies||cooking, eating, surfing, beach volleyball|