Erik comes from track athletics, where he ran regional top in his teens. When he was 18 he stopped and went to play volleyball.
In this beautiful sport, he experienced highs and lows, until it all became less serious and gain some weight, up to 100 kilos.
Stopping smoking and quietly walking again and cycling brought him back to a healthy weight in 2008. An entry for the Twentse Triathlon Tour in that year dropped the penny: what a beautiful sport!
Then there were some nice challenges to improve themselves, with even NK medals in his age group and now four completed Ironman triathlons (Lanzarote, Mallorca and 2x Almere) and some twenty half triathlons. The challenge now is to find the balance to continue enjoying this beautiful sport in combination with a busy (but beautiful, challenging) job and a nice family life with three young children.
26-04 Sprint Triathlon Triami Deventer
17-05 UT Triathlon (1/4)
07-06 Triathlon Aalten (1/4)
21-06 Aasee Triathlon Bocholt (MD)
28-06 Triathlon Lingen (OD)
23-08 Ironman 70.3 Duisburg
12-09 World Cup Long Distance Almere
12-12 Ironman 70.3 Bahrain