Club Member Since 9/7/2009
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Running Fuerenalp, Switzerland
Nothing Proves Anything!
City: Bad Voeslau Country: AUT
Favorite Shoe: LaSportiva Crosslite Size: 12
Age: 54.4 years old
Marital Status: in a relationship
'patchwork'-family with 3 teenagers + 1 dog
What I do for work:
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Austria, Switzerland, USA (NJ), Austria again, because we've some mountains here...
When I started running and what got me started:
at age 42 (1 K for each year of life = 42K/26.2m, my first marathon)
What does running mean to me:
Self-exploration, being one with nature, relaxation, meditation.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
> 60 Marathons & Ultras
What I like about trail/mountain running:
the challenge, the scenery, being exposed to the elements, the pace
Favorite running trail and why:
in the US: Mount Rose (NV) / L.Tahoe area - ascent to the summit from the parking lot.
Numerous trails in the Alps (especially in Austria, Switzerland and Italy).
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
10K / + 1.000m altitude gain run on Lower Austria's Schneeberg (up to 1.800m) trail, against the old cograil steam engine (always wins the W100 age group, sometimes the entire race...).
Best running experience:
Pikes Peak 2007. After suffering from altitude sickness during my first PPM in 2005, I was spending a week of adjusting in the Manitou Springs area in that year of my 2. attempt. Eventually this paid off a lot and I was doing well in the marathon.
Worst running experience:
Sentiero della Grigne Sky Marathon, Pasturo, Italy - the longest(-lasting) marathon...
... and my first and only DNF in over 50 marathons and ultras.
(9.600 ft. of altitude gain on 27 miles...), but nevertheless one of the most exciting and challenging mountain races there is!
Finisher in 2009. see race course pics under
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
don't like to get up early for races - why are there only so few afternoon / night runs??
Other hobbies and interests:
(open water) swimming, biking (mountain biking that is), hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, ....
What's the the Tarahumaras' (Raramuri's) secret to run without slowing down??
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