German long-distance triathlete who was simply crowned the champion from the 2014 Ironman Globe Tournament. He previously received the Ironman 70.3 Globe Tournament in 2012 and 2013. He started developing a enthusiasm for the triathlon at age group 8 and participated in his 1st at 12. He previously the second-fastest bicycle split in the 2012 Ironman Globe Championships despite obtaining a flat wheel. He got wedded in 2016. He and Mirinda Carfrae are both Ironman Globe Champions.