I started running at the age of 22, back in Germany with the goal of finishing a marathon. I did so and after just 3 months of running posting a time of 2:56. After this I got recruited to join my hometown’s running club. I ran almost anything from 800m to half marathon over the next few years.
In 1997, I moved to the United States and continued my running of mostly 10k and half marathons. In 2001 I stopped running, due to lack of motivation. Four years later in 2005, I heard about the Tahoe Triple, (three marathons in three days), and decided to try this crazy race. I won the race setting a new course record.
I ran the Triple again in 2006 (3Days/3Marathons 8:43:19) and at the end of that year decided to give Ultra races a try. I ran my first Ultra in 2007, the Jed Smith 50k (3:12:32). In 2007 I also got the honor to represent my home country of Germany at the IAU Ultra Trail World Challenge, I was a member of the German National Team again in 2009 at the Trail World Challenge in France.