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FREDERIC FUNK

triathlon-Awards "Newcomer of the year" 2018

Frederic has already been at home in the competitive structures of triathlon since 2011. His last year as a junior Frederic finished as German Champion and a qualification for the World Championships. In 2018, he proved that he is one of Germany's great triathlon talents: four middle distance races with four podium finishes and for the first time with a professional license.

In his first year in the jersey of the Erdinger Perspektivteam and on a CUBE bike he took six podium finishes at Challenge Family and Ironman 70.3 races. Frederic continued to build on this success the following year with three Challenge Family wins – including the title of ETU European Middle Distance Champion. He rounded off a great 2022 season in style with a fifth-place finish at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and established himself as a strong contender in the elite ranks.

ABOUT FREDERIC


What music do you use to motivate yourself in the last 30 minutes before a race?

American hip hop, mainly Travis Scott.

What is your training must-have?

Music or a training partner to chat to are essential.

How many hours per week do you spend on the bike and what's your favourite training session?

Around 10-15 hours. I really love just going out on long rides, seeing new places and discovering new roads to train on.

How do you recover after a long day of training?

Lots of coffee, food and Netflix.

What do you do when not swimming, cycling or running?

I spend time with my girlfriend and try to rest my legs as much as possible :D Sometimes we visit my parents and go hiking in the mountains.

What is your biggest strength?

I’m definitely an optimist! It helps the people around me and is particularly useful in difficult situations.

What is important to you?

Whatever you do, make sure you have fun doing it!

What’s your life motto?

Do what you love, love what you do.

MILESTONES


5th Place Ironman 70.3 World Championship

5th Place PTO Canadian Open

Winner Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee

2nd Place Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau

Winner Triathlon Buschhütten

Winner Challenge St. Pölten

Winner ETU European Middle Distance Challenge Walchsee

3rd Place Challenge "The Championship" Šamorín

Winner Challenge Peguera-Mallorca

17th Place PTO Championship

3rd Place Triathlon Ratingen Pushing Limits Race Winner

33. Int. Austria Triathlon Ironman/Halbdistanz

2nd Place Challenge KaiserwinklWalchsee, Mitteldistanz

Winner Stadttriathlon Erding Olympische Distanz

Winner Challenge Heilbronn, Olympische Distanz

3rd Place Challenge Riccione

Winner Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote

2nd Place Ironman 70.3 Zell am See