After his first attempts to walk and initial ergometer training, the organ donation ambassador took part in a fun run, which occurred 9 months after his operation. He also participated in the „Rund um Köln“ run and came to us in August 2013. „You mustn’t be surprised, my heart rate only increases after a few minutes“ — this was also a great exception for us.
Since then, his athletic career resembles one of a top athlete: IRONMAN 70.3. Mallorca (2014 & 2016), IRONMAN Frankfurt (2014 & 2015), IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau (2015), IRONMAN World Championship on Hawaii (2014). After a few ultra-runs Elmar took place in the legendary MTB-run Cape Epic in South Africa in 2017.
If one looks at the athletic performance that Elmar has reached during the past months and years via coaching, one cannot imagine that we are talking about someone with a transplanted heart. Apart from his social activities and commitment for Organ Donation, Elmar is also an author and has released his biography.