Boris Stein has enjoyed great success in the sport of triathlon, winning a growing string of events across various distances.
His impressive roll of honour includes the 70.3 European Championships in 2015 and 2019, plus numerous titles in both full-distance and 70.3 IRONMAN events.
2016 was an exceptional season for the Koblenz-born athlete as he claimed four event victories including 70.3s in Luxembourg and in Kraichgau, as well as the winning the Cologne Olympic-distance triathlon. Boris registered nine top-seven finishes throughout the year.
Stein’s favourite race of all is the World Championship in Hawaii, not really that surprising when you consider he finished in the top 10 there three times between 2014 and 2017.
The initial interest in the sport more than a decade ago came during his university days when he was unable to continue training with his hometown football club due to his study schedule at Technische Universität Darmstadt. He needed a new training regime to keep fit.
Boris began running, before he and his friends purchased racing bikes, and soon a love affair was born between Boris and cycling (the bike remains his favourite discipline). After watching an interview on TV with Andreas Knopp, Boris signed up for the Cologne middle-distance triathlon, and the rest as they say, is history.
Family is a huge part of the German’s life while his favourite cheat meal is Weißwurst and his hero is fellow German triathlete Andreas Raelert, a three-time World Championship silver medalist and former world-record holder.
The best piece of advice Boris has been given is “training is for progress, not for races” and to “have fun” when competing.
He also hosts a podcast entitled ‘Zielverpflegung’ where he talks to his fellow triathletes about a whole host of topics related to the sport they love.