Athlete Profile - German MADRAZO

German MADRAZO
Birth Date:  15 Sep 1974
Age:  43
Gender:   Men


Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 15km Free 116

German MADRAZO - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Fri, 16 Feb 15:00
Men's 15km Free
Finished

Biographical Information

Hobbies Working, reading. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2018)
Occupation Business Owner
Family Wife Lucia, three children
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Club name Valley Running [McAllen, TX, USA]
Coach Andy Liebner, USA, from 2017 (Athlete, 12 Feb 2018)
Other sports He has competes in Ironman triathlon events. (marca.com, 30 Jan 2018; themonitor.com, 21 Oct 2017)
Start He took up the sport in 2017 in Traverse City, MI, United States of America. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2018)
Reason He was inspired by an article he read in a sports magazine. "Cross-country skiing is the toughest sport and I thought I was doing the toughest [competing in Ironman triathlons]. It really fascinated me." (marca.com, 30 Jan 2018; Athlete, 12 Feb 2018)
Philosophy "Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never stop fighting." (heraldodemexico.com.mx, 22 Jan 2018)
Awards He was named Mexico's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (marca.com, 31 Jan 2018)
Additional information General
OLYMPIC JOURNEY
He became interested in cross-country skiing after reading an article about Peruvian cross-country skier Roberto Carcelan in a sports magazine. He contacted Carcelan to ask for his advice and later travelled to South America where he met other skiers and coaches. Along with Chilean skier Yonathan Fernandez and Tongan skier Pita Taufatofua, he formed an independent training group in an attempt to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The three skiers, under the initiative of Taufatofua, rented a cabin in Hittisau, Austria, and trained for 10 hours daily. "At the beginning of December 2017 we realised that to achieve success in an individual sport you need to have a team. We trained together, we travelled together, we cooked for each other. It was an amazing experience," Madrazo said. (wsj.com, 04 Jun 2018; 20 Jan 2018, 20 Jan 2018; laaficion.milenio.com, 22 Jan 2018; biobiochile.cl, 08 Dec 2016; mediotiempo.com, 01 Feb 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the co-founder of the Valley Running Company in McAllen, TX, United States of America, a running speciality store. He also writes a column about coaching in a local newspaper in McAllen. (themonitor.com, 21 Oct 2017)

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