Elmar Daubenmerkel

Elmar Daubenmerkel Triathlon, mountain running

Elmar competed in his first triathlon in 1991, but he still gets goose bumps when he thinks about the sport. He has trained 30 to 35 hours a week and experienced the height point of his career competing in the Ironman Championship in Hawaii. His experience gathered through his years of training and competition as well as his constant willingness to improve make him the perfect prototype athlete for owayo products. We are delighted that he's been part of our family of athletes since the company was established.



November 11th, 1968 in Kemnath

Triathlon, mountain running, MTB

Sporting achievements

Sporting achievements
1st place in the German Middle Distance Triathlon Championships

3rd place in the German Mountain Running Championships

Successful participation in Ironman Hawaii 2005

Time of 9 hours 2 minutes in one Ironman

1st place overall in the Jura Cross Cup

Can you briefly tell us how you got into cycling and triathlons:

My friend Wolfi said: "Hey, in 4 weeks, there's a triathlon in Weiden, do you also want to participate?" I said: "What's a triathlon? OK, count me in!" That was back in 1991.

What are your goals? In sport and in life?

I would like to be involved in competitive sports for as long as possible while maintaining fairness and humility. I want to be a good role model and continue to find a balance between family life and my sport.

Where do you like to cycle most?

Definitely at home - the Naab, Laaber, Regen and Danube valleys are beautiful. Mountain biking on the Jurasteig trails is really exciting too. For destination bike rides I like Emilia Romagna and Sicily.

What do you like to do when you're not on your bike?

To my cellar - there's always a part of my bike that needs to be fine tuned!

What does owayo mean to you?

For years, owayo clothing has been like a second skin when I am cycling and running. It's an up-and-coming company that incorporates the requirements of young athletes into its sportswear. They employ young and dynamic people who are knowledgeable about the current trends.

What is/are your favourite product(s) from owayo and why?

I now wear almost exclusively owayo cycling jerseys. They fit well and have tough back pockets (I always stuff so many things into them). For running, I really like wearing a thin, lightweight running top. I hardly notice I'm wearing it and it almost always stays dry!