Former Austrian Decathlete with a personal best of 7430 points. Never really reached potential but had a lot of fun trying. Studied in Vienna and UK. Sports Manager in Salzburg.
Watching Trey Hardee winning his first world championship title in 2009 was the moment I
decided to become a decathlete. Back then I was 17-years old, so I guess anything could impress
a teenager who is new to track & field. I remember the blue track, floodlights, emotions,
tension and sweat. I remember standing in front of my TV and explaining my parents the
disciplines and scoreboards. In the end Trey won and earned hugs from the legendary Roman Sebrle
and the yet unknown 19-year old Ashton Eaton. That night these guys were the best sportsman in
the world. And I decided to compete one day amongst them. Who knew it would be so frickin
difficult to get there?
I scored a PB of 7430p., competed in 32 multi-events and won 13 national titles. I am very proud
of my achievements, but I decided last year to pursue areas, that suit more my talents. I studied
Sports and Exercise Science in Vienna (where I met my girlfriend Anna) and Sport Management at
Loughborough University. Currently I live in Salzburg and work for an organisation that supports
athletes dual career development. I think I found my credo although decathlon is still anchored
to my heart.