Sport: Triathlon/ Trail Running
| 2018 Ironman Australia Port Macquarie Top 5% Age Group |
| 2018 Kingscliff Triathlon 2nd place Age Group |
| 2017 Ironman 70.3 Malaysia Langkawi Top 5% Age Group |
| 2016 1st Place Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam – 143.7km & 9.329m elevation |
| 2015 1st Place 3 Marathons in 3 Days Cairns |
| 2015 The North Face 100 Top 5% Male |
| 2015 Ironman Mallorca Top 5% Age Group |
| 2014 Ironman Frankfurt EMEA Championship Top 5% Age Group |
How did you get into your sport:
My passion for sports began when I was pretty much in Kindergarten. I was always really good will any type of ball sport, including tennis, handball, basketball, volleyball, etc. After several injuries playing basketball I decided to try something different and start running.
Running then became my passion. I loved being out in the forest and running across fields and along rivers the longer the better.
Then taking a year off and travelling around Oz in a campervan was the ultimate outdoor running experience. My partner and I would stop and almost every National Park, get a map, and look for the longest trails a walker would usually undertake. Then, being able to run the same trails, we would only take a portion of the time and could squeeze in a 2-3 day hike in a half day run. Having seen some of the most spectacular national parks around Oz, I believe trail running in Oz is a hidden gem yet to be fully explored.
Hardest thing about your sport: What does your regular training week consists of:
Well, actually the hardest thing about the sport is actually that I need to keep reminding myself that running is actually the fun part. The hard part is to do all the strength, core, and stability exercises to support the running bit. I feel without the strengthening part my body is really vulnerable for injuries and I do want to be able to run when I am 100+ years old J
Regular training week is always different and really depends on what part of the season, but lets say right now for example (off-season) I would try to do strength exercises 5-6 times a week for 30 minutes. 2x 60 minutes anaerobic sessions with bunch ride to really work the cardiovascular system. 2-3x 60-75min swim a week; 1-2 long rides a week 80-130km; 3-5 runs (fartlek, interval, long) whatever I feel like. During the off-season I try to mix new things into my training routine to really give my body new stimulus and new forms of training not to get too bored with doing the same things over and over again.
How do you keep motivated:
Always thinking about something I would like to do in the future (e.g. Western States Endurance Run) and know that I need to be fit in order to complete my goals ahead. In general setting goals is an excellent way of keeping motivated in my opinion; short-medium-long ones are all goals that need to be included for me.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations):
Too many to really list, but some are qualify for Western States Endurance Run, Marathon des Sables & Ironman Hawaii
Cycling Trip around Europe, trekking around the Himalayan mountains and to the base camp of Mount Everest and so so much more…
Best piece of advice you have been given:
The Race is going to be long, be patient and DON’T go all out too early!
Pain is just temporary, giving up will last forever!