I do not measure my success as a coach with titels that my athlets have achived. An Ironman champion does not fill me with more pride than an athlete who runs his first 10k. When I can help my athletes reach the goals we have set out I´m successful! Sure, I have been coaching Ironman and national Champions but I also coach normal people. People who just want to become a little faster or fitter.
In sports it´s usually all about times and ranks That´s also why I have listed my best results beneath.
Success in sports is also a question of how we define success! For me it´s not always a question of ranks and times. Success also means that I like what I am doing. When it makes fun when you are working out you keep on doing it! I still have fun when I´m working out! I´m healthy,
I´m fit, I´m having fun, now that is really success for me!
My best Ironman results
Finish time 8.23 (Ironman Europe 1992, 5th)
Ironman Kona: 8:47 (1992, 17.th)
Swim: 0:48 (Ironman Australia 1993)
Bike: 4:32 (Ironman Europe 1992)
Run: 2:54 (Ironman New Zealand 1992)
Intoduction of Koyawa
Head coach during triathlon camps for Hannes Hawaii Tours
|2016||Republishing of “Bis zum Äussersten” – as Ebook|
|2011||Production, design and retailing off AddX Wetsuits|
|2011||Publishing of “Gigathlon changes your view”|
|2009||Publishing of “Triathlontraining für Berufstätige”|
|since 2008||Editorial staff member by Tritime Magazin|
|2006||Publishing of “Nordic Walking Pur”|
|2005-08||Import in Germany of Green Turtle wetsuits|
|2004||Founding of “Nordic Walkingschule Fränkisches Seenland=|
|2003||Publishing of “Bis zum Äussersten” (my first book)|
|since 2002||Seminars and motivational speaking for companies and associations|
|2001||Founding of Nordic Walking Park Fränisches Seenland|
|1999||Organization and managing of Sportwelt Brombachsee|
|1996-1997||Professional coach education in Suomen Urheiluopisto, Vierumäki, Finland|
|since 1996||offering coachning services|
|1996||Founding of my company “Ad Extremum”|
|1995||Moved to Roth, Germany (close to Nuernberg)|
|1992-93||Coach and trainer by the Finnish Triathlon Association|
|1990-93||Professional Triathlete (until my traffic accident))|
|1988-1993||Member of the Finnish National Team in Triathlon|
High School graduation (Studentexamen) Esbo, Finland
Military service Nylands Brigad Ekenäs. Rank: Under Sergeant
Studies by Swedish School of Economics in Helsingfors: Master of Economics
Triathlon C and B-Coaching License in Pajulahti, Finland.
Professional coach education in Vierumäki, Finland.