I fell in love with long distance triathlon during my first Ironman in Barcelona in 2014. As I reached the end of my 20s, I taught myself how to swim front-crawl and with a bit of recreational cycling and running experience I wanted to give triathlon a go. I put aero-bars on my road bike and signed up for an Ironman. I was just curious whether I could do it. Finishing that first race in 9h54, I felt I had some talent for long course races, but above all: I truly enjoyed it. It motivated me to find out what else I could achieve.

When I’m 80 I want to look back at my life and think: “Wow, I truly gave all I had back then! What an life experience was that!” That is why I am racing as a pro now. I aim for another Ironman podium (Ironman Cork 2019 was my first) and for a sub 9 finish.

I enjoy inspiring others to aim for the stars too. I believe in being self-made, in dreamers, in people with ambition and above all: in having fun.

Team4Talent supports me in my ambitions and dreams and I’m super grateful and proud to be part of this pro team.

I have a PhD in Medical Physiology and run my own small business in graphics for scientists. I also have a part-time job at a Life Science and Health Consultancy. Albeit with limited time and money: I just love what I do and getting the most out of things.