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 finished with 6 podium finishes at Challenge Family and Ironman 70.3 races and the early qualification for Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Taupo, New Zealand in 2020.

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

MILESTONES
2021 - 

  

Winner - Challenge St. Pölten

Winner - ETU European Middle Distance Challenge Walchsee

3rd Place - Challenge "The Championship" Šamorín

2020 - 
 

17th Place - PTO Championship

3rd Place - Triathlon Ratingen Pushing Limits Race

1st Place - 33. Int. Austria Triathlon- Ironman-/Halbdistanz

2019 - 

  

2nd Place - Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, Mitteldistanz

1st Place - Stadttriathlon Erding Olympische Distanz

1st Place - Challenge Heilbronn, Olympische Distanz

3rd Place - Challenge Riccione

1st Place - Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote

2nd Place - Ironman 70.3 Zell am See