Athlete Biography

He was born with a shorter left upper leg and no ligaments in his left knee. He is also missing bones in his right leg, and his right lower leg and foot were amputated in 2008. He took up the sport at age 13.

Athlete Language: Dutch, English

Athlete Other Sports: He competes in para-cycling and para-triathlon at international level.

Athlete Education: Technical Studies

Athlete Hobbies: Swimming, motocross.

Athlete Children: Partner Berit Gunderson

Athlete Injuries: In May 2013 he had appendicitis and needed an operation to remove his appendix. He was out for two weeks as a result.

Athlete Coach: Fedor Hes [national, cycling]; Bas de Bruin [national, triathlon]; Kees van Breukelen [personal]; Guido Vroomen [personal]; Johan Versluijs [personal, strength and conditioning]

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