King off the Road
The Utlratrail-Run on top of the Mount Everst
The highest climb in the world
It´s purely a mental thing
Things are not done halfway
I'm not a studio type.
Markus has been running competitively since 2010. Early on, he realised that nature was his home trainer. “I’m not a fitnessstudio type”, he says. In 2015, he won the GGUT, the Großglockner Ultra Trail. The trail runs around the highest mountain in Austria, 110 kilometres through three Austrian states, past 14 glaciers and 300 peaks more than 3,000 metres high. Altogether, the full distance includes 6,500 positive altitude metres. Markus decided on the toughest, the supreme discipline. He does not do things by halves.
By fair means
For the Pinzgau native, the “home mountain” challenge was an ideal preparation for the Everest project. In 2016, he was not able to repeat his success on the Großglockner trail, finishing fifth. The ultra-trail race on the highest mountain in the world had taken place only two months before. After the game is before the game — for Markus, the old football adage has its own meaning.