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About me

  • Name: Florian Angert
  • Born: 3 April 1992 in Weinheim, Germany
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Occupation: Pro triathlete, student of nutritional sciences
  • Home: Giessen, Weinheim
  • Hobbies: Film & photography, travelling, food
  • Club: TSG 1862 Weinheim e.V.
  • Trainer: Philipp Seipp

From swimming to running to triathlon

I started swimming at the age of 6 as a member of my local club, TSG Weinheim. At 11, I began training at the Olympic training centre in Heidelberg. The workload got bigger every year until a normal training week would involve 7-8 sessions in the water (including early morning sessions before school).

The biggest achievements of my swimming career were two years with the German Swimming Federation's national C squad, taking part in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki in 2010, and several national junior championship titles.

I'd never really had anything to do with triathlon at that point – nothing at all, in fact ;-).

 

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    My story

    After gaining my Abitur school-leaving qualification, I started a business studies course in Mannheim and hung up my competition trunks. I stayed fit with a combination of weight training and running. So it was by sheer coincidence that I got talking to Celia Kuch, a Weinheim club triathlete, who asked me if I would be interested in trying a triathlon. It didn't take me long to decide it would be pretty cool to try something new that would put my years of swim training to good use.

    My first triathlon was in Mussbach in 2012 – as you might expect, I dived straight in with an Olympic distance ;-) – and I was hooked. I wanted to do it again! In 2013, I joined forces with trainer Christian Weimer, who supported me for four years. I also quit my business studies course and started a nutritional sciences degree in Giessen. 

    From 2014 to 2016 I was a member of the ERDINGER Alkoholfrei talent development programme. After cutting short the 2014 season due to injury, I got back to full training in 2015 and 2016 with some great results, including a middle distance silver at the 2016 European Championships, two overall wins at the BASF Triathlon Cup Rhein Neckar, and a fifth spot in the middle distance at the German Championships.

    In January 2017, I joined the ERDINGER Alkoholfrei professional team. The support provided by ERDINGER and their premium partners CUBE, Skinfit and Sailfish is fantastic and will help to get my first season as a pro off to a great start. I'm excited about the new challenge and the shared experiences!

    Milestones

    2017

    11th Place Challenge Davos (Bike&Run)

    4th Place Challenge Walchsee

    1st overall BASF Triathlon Cup

    DNF Allgäu Triathlon

    2nd Place Heidelbergman

    1st Place Römerman Ladenburg

    4th Place Challenge Heilbronn

    2nd Place Mussbach Triathlon

    5th Place Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten

    2016

    2nd Place – ETU European Championship Middle Distance

    2nd Place – Challenge Walchsee Kaiserwinkl

    Overall win – BASF Triathlon Cup Rhein Neckar

    2nd Place – Heidelbergman BASF Cup

    1st Place – Baden-Württemberg Champion Short Distance

    1st Place – Römerman Ladenburg BASF Cup

    7th Place – Sparkasse Challenge Heilbronn

    1st Place – Mußbach Triathlon BASF Cup

    2nd Place – Buschhütten Race of Champions

    2nd Place – Koblenz City Triathlon

    2015

    10th – Place Ironman 70.3 Rügen

    Overall win – BASF Triathlon Cup Rhein Neckar

    1st Place – Heidelbergman BASF Cup

    1st Place – Ladenburg Römerman BASF Cup

    1st Place – Erding City-Triathlon

    1st Place – Mußbach Triathlon BASF Cup

    2nd Place – Buschhütten team competition German Triathlon League

    1st Place – City Triathlon Koblenz

    2014

    Because of an injury I had to cancel the season.

    2013

    6th Place – Viernheim V-Card Triathlon

    3rd Place – Frankfurt City Triathlon

    3rd Place – Overall LBS Cup Triathlon League Baden-Württemberg

    3rd Place – Schluchsee Triathlon LBS Cup Triathlon League

    2012

    4th Place – Sprint Triathlon Eberbach

    10th Place – Viernheim V-Card Triathlon

    3th Place – Lampertheim Triathlon

    17th Place – Mußbach Triathlon

    up to 2011

    Member of the German Swimming Federation’s National C-Squad

    Participation at the European Junior Championships in Helsinki in 2010 and 5th in the 4x100m freestyle relay

    Several times German Junior National Champion 200m, 400m & 1500m freestyle

    Several times Southern-German National Champion