German Valentin Böckler is coming from a different sports world. As a professional windsurfer, he was traveling for more than 10 years all around the world to compete in international championships. Valentin did quite good, and became Junior European Champion and German Freestyle Champion.
In 2018 his uncle asked him to take part in a short distance triathlon, and he did. Top 20 in his first short-distance triathlon of more than 200 competitors at the ITU Hamburg. Following of few more triathlon events, he is now looking for a new challenge - his first Ironman70.3 in October 2020!