Football, inline hockey, tennis: Even as a child, all my activities were absolutely sports related. It should stay that way, so I turned into a Pro in triathlon at the age of 22.As a triathlete I was able to celebrate many successes, including 11 Ironman victories, 9 of them at Ironman Switzerland. I was also the first athlete to go under eight hours on North American soil. For one and a half decades, I was the driving force in the Swiss long-distance triathlon for men and therefore know the scene better than anyone else. All this experience, packed with know-how and many valuable contacts, help me in my current job as a sports manager. I pursue this role with the same passion and determination that shaped me as a triathlete.
Born in Cham and after my apprenticeship as a civil engineering draftsman, there was only one thing for me – to become a professional cyclist. In the 17 years that followed, I was able to experience first-hand what it takes to keep going beyond my own limits and to commit myself to a life as a professional athlete. Since moving to the private sector in 2018, I have constantly expanded my network, be it in sports or for my labeling company Neoprop AG, where I am responsible for Sales. Being there for athletes to reach their full potential is my way of giving back to sport – in gratitude for my own sporting career.
Ever since I was a child, Sport has played a major role in my life. From that point on, my career as a competitive athlete in the sport of swimming has accompanied me throughout my life. These experiences as an athlete shaped me so much that I decided to do a Bachelor’s degree in sports science. But not only the sport itself was of interest to me, also the economic component behind brought me to the point, to complete my Masters in Sports Management. My experience as an athlete in combination with my academic background motivates me to pass this knowledge on to our athletes on board and to look after them in the best possible way.