My sporing career beagn as a swimmer in Cape Town, South Africa, where I grew up between 1992 and 2004. At the age of 15 I leanrt to swim, after my mum thought it might be in my best interest since surfing was fast becoming my favourite way to spend free time.
In 1999 I joined the Clifton Surf Lifesavers and started competing on the beaches of South Africa. Watching the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney I discovered a new passion: TRIATHLON.
After my first „tri(e)s“ back in S.A., I sold my bike for a plane ticket to Europe to race in the German league. Having a successful season I made the jump to the U-23 national side, which enabled me to return to Germany in the following European summers.
A silver medal at the 2004 U-23 world champs made it clear to me that I only wanted one thing: to turn pro.
Since then i moved to Saarbrücken and train up to 45 hours a week.
102013 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 20 Jul, 2013 - Elite Men - 00:52:02
DNF2013 ITU World Triathlon Madrid 01 Jun, 2013 - Elite Men - 00:00:00
DNF2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego 19 Apr, 2013 - Elite Men - DNF
92013 ITU World Triathlon Auckland 06 Apr, 2013 - Elite Men - 01:57:17
62012 London Olympic Games 04 Aug, 2012 - Elite Men - 01:47:26
3 years of hard work and @NickKastelein wins his first Ironman. Proud of you mate!