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Wolfgang Zingl

Date of birth: 18.10.1971
Place of residence: Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Height: 1,72m
Weight: 60kg
Marital Status: married with Brigitte, 2 sons (Adam & Ben)                                                                                                                          

My running career started in 1983, exactly on October 4th when I entered the Vienna Trailrunning Championships. It was a memorable day, of course I won the race! Just joking… actually, to stick with the truth, I screwed up badly finishing 40th among 48 participants. Only an astonishing pain tolerance saved me from worse…

Still, this did not stop my euphoria in any way, I was hooked from that day on.

Looking back I can say that I was very lucky finding something I’m really passionate about early on in life – and it still captures me today. Since then hardly a day passed without me running – and without the slightest doubt not a single one on which I did not think about running!

Time passed, the boy grew into a man – and sometimes he even was less slow than on his debut:


+ 4th place TDS 2011 ( nonstop 120km, 7100 positive heightgain, 1200 starters)
+ 12th place Skyrunning World Championship 2010
+ 13th place Ultra Trailrunning World Championship 2009
+ 6th place European Championship 2007
+ 6th place Longdistance Mountainrunning World Championship 2005
+ 13th place World Ranking 2003
+ 5 times World Championship starter for Austria
+ Record winner Austrian Mountainrunning Cup ( 2005, 2006 & 2007 )
+ Multiple Austrian Champion
+ Frequent podium finishes at Austrian Championships
+ Winner of more than 70 national and international trail races

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