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Mathias Schenk

Mathias SchenkAge Group athlete

Athlete information

Date of birth
Favorite discipline
Favorite Race
IRONMAN Kärnten-Klagenfurt, Austria

What do you like most about the sport?

Triathlon is the new marathon, and breaking boundaries is the ultimate status symbol. Success and progress are based on perseverance, concentration and frustration tolerance. Extreme sports such as triathlon are therefore ideally suited to train these qualities.

Which result are you particularly proud of?

Each distance has its own special charm and is a challenge. For me, however, IRONMAN is the top class and the ultimate test of endurance. In 2022 in Klagenfurt, after a sports break of several years and plenty of laissez-faire, I was able to break the 10-hour "sound barrier" after one year of training. Despite a non-wetsuit race due to the sweltering heat with over 35 degrees above the ground, I also became the best Austrian in my age group with 09 hours 55 minutes.

What do you do besides sport (job, family, ..)?

I run an import export trading company which I founded in 2016. Beside work, I’m into good food, wine tasting, sightseeing and love to spend my free time very actively.

How do you manage to balance family, work and sport?

The primary goal is to get everything under one roof. Thinking that after day X the training stress has an end and there’s time to go to bed earlier sounds lovely, but the adrenaline makes this sport addictive and so I usually look for a new challenge right away that doesn't really let me rest.

Describe yourself in 4 words?

communicative, reliable, enthusiastic, determined

Your life motto?

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.