“And the second and last Kona slot in the age group 25-29 goes to… Matti Weitz!” – I heard those powerful words on 5th November 2017. Ever since, I knew that I would be allowed to race on the big island of Hawaii on 13th October 2018. After my first experience on the big island in 2016, where I enjoyed the race as a “tourist” i.e. did not push my limits, with respect to the heat, but more importantly because I wanted to be aware of the whole race as it took place. I wanted to soak up the whole experience and see what it is all about. A few days after the race, I told myself that if I get the chance to come to Hawaii again, I will come as prepared as I can be and race to my absolute limits. I
I was born with an ability, which is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
It took me some time to figure out and pinpoint what it is exactly that is different about me, compared to others around me.
During my time in High School and playing sports like handball, I was never really driven and wired the way I am now, ‘it’ was still hidden underneath the surface. I performed at an above average level in High School and handball, never the best, except when it came to topics that I could really relate to and that fired me up.
When I started with martial arts, I got told that I have an ability and focus that would be great for the sport. I eventually quit after some years and decided to
During my years of participating in sports events like triathlons, I was mostly competing on some type of course or circuit. Working with humans on a daily basis, I greatly enjoy seeing them light up when performing well in any area of their life, as well as feeling good in their own skin. The bright side of having an injury or inability to take part in a race is the fact that you can give back. The best example is an American lady I saw (and heard!) during IRONMAN 70.3 Wiesbaden, a while back. Central European crowds are not exactly great at cheering, compared to US standards. Most Europeans need some form of stimulation, someone to show them it’s okay to let go and just express themselves