Grew up near Essen as the oldest of 4 brothers, spent his childhood being outside but mostly playing football. Started his journey in Triathlon with the age of 16 to chase his dream: Winning the IRONMAN WORLD Championships on Hawaii
Born and Raised in Niederwenigern, Germany
Jan grew up as the oldest of 4 brothers. Since he was able to walk, he played football in every free minute. Other than that, he was an active kid and tested a lot of different sports. After a ski crash back in 2011 he started swimming in his rehabilitation as well as cycling and running.