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Matthias Fackler

Key Account Manager

My name is Matthias Fackler, 35 years old. I live in Hamburg and I work as key account manager for a large logistics company. I started running exactly 10 years ago and in the meantime it is more than sport for me. Running is freedom and there is no better feeling than running along the elbe. No matter what weather, temperature or daytime. 

//// Why did you start running - what was your motivation?

It is May 28, 2008, when, like so often, I come home from work late. To relax, first smoke a cigarette (which is about 15th of this day) on the balcony. TV, because it's time for the sofa! A bit through the program, then to hang on Stern TV. A mission that has a lasting impact on me and should be the reason for an incredible change in my life. It was the last report of four friends who have achieved something extraordinary with much courage, friendship and above all an impressive will. In 8 months from Couchpotato to Ironman! 

//// Do you remember your first race? How was your feeling when you finished?

My first race after this change in my life was a short distance triathlon race. I survived swimming, had a good bike and a wonderful run. I was not very fast but it was the start of a long journey. 

//// What is the one run you'll never forget, and why?

The best run I ever had was at Ironman 70.3 in Turkey 2016. I came in on 5th position and ran 15k of the half marathon time with the later winner. I felt very strong and my best friend shouted me towards the finish line. An unforgettable day. 

//// Why are you a 361° ambassador? What motivates you to go beyond expectations?

I want to qualify for the Ironman World Championship 2018 and I am happy to have the best shoes to support me.