1980 in Regensburg
Competed in over 200 competitions and won 70 of them
German Amateur Champion 2014
3rd place in the Gießen triathlon (finals of the 2nd national league)
3rd place in the Schwerin Palace triathlon (2nd national league)
Hendrick, can you briefly tell us how you got into triathlons:
In 1999, I saw a television report on the Ironman in Hawaii. At that time, I'd just completed my A-level examinations, with an emphasis on sport. I was so fascinated by this type of sport that I invested my savings into my first racing bike, instead of buying a computer like I'd originally planned.
What are your goals?
I will continue to train hard; I'd like to be faster and to test my limits. My favourite saying is: "He who no longer wants to better himself has already stopped being good".
In sport and in life?
In terms of sport, I would like to be able to celebrate a few more victories in the next 3-4 years. Then my energy will probably go into developing my "normal" professional life - ideally in a company closely associated with sport.
Where do you like to cycle/run most?
I can't really answer that... I've travelled a lot and have been able to see some incredibly beautiful areas around the world. As an absolute nature-lover, I like to train in the countryside. Majorca and the Odenwald never fail to amaze me. At the moment, I'm getting to know the Bavarian Forest and it's also incredibly beautiful.
What do you like to do when you're not training?
Mostly eating, sleeping or chilling. If I have time, I also like to indulge in all the usual leisure activities like watching television, going to the cinema and amusement parks.
What does owayo mean to you?
I'm extremely proud to be on the owayo team because it's a very friendly and professional company. The quality of the products also speaks for itself.
What is/are your favourite product(s) from owayo and why?
Actually, the complete range is totally fantastic - from the shoe covers and shorts to the cycling cap. But my favourite product is the softshell cycling jacket. It's so cosy and soft that I'm happy to train even if it's wet and windy. The 3D Designer also meets all my requirements when it comes to personalised design options.