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Introducing Markus Fritz - My Passion

Greetings from beautiful Austria!
I am Markus, 27 years old and I am an amateur triathlete; but more over, I am a passionate guy who loves to do sports! My most favourite sport is cycling. My passion for this sport started years ago when I was still living with my parents in lovely Styria, when my dad bought his first Pinarello bike! From the moment  when I saw the bike for the first time, I immediately fell in love with it and wanted to go for a ride. It didn't take too long and I had my own road bike. It wasn’t a Pinarello, but also pretty cool. Most of the time when my dad wasn't riding his bike, I took it for a ride and just loved the time I did spend on it.
With the many roads that I’ve cycled since then, I do have a lot of memories about the hills that I climbed, the long never ending roads, the nice weather and sun in my face, as well as those cycling competitions that where the hardest. My most favourite time of the year is summer, when I go for a long 5 hour bike ride and the weathe and landscape is just beautiful!

My Passion
The passion for triathlon came with my second and third most favourite sports which are running and swimming. All three allow me to participate  in different races and to train my body in different ways which I love so much.

For almost 2 years now, I participate in triathlon races. My biggest achievements in sports so far have been a full-length 42 km marathon and an Olympic distance triathlon. I never would have thought that I am able to finish both but still I managed to do so with a lot of training before! I'm just like all of you -an amateur who simply wants to achieve things and who loves sport and a challenge.
Since almost a year now I blog about my personal experiences on my own blog and on Instagram: @dersteira and Facebook @dersteira  My main goal there is to motivate people to do sports and through that to enjoy their lives. For me sports is not about being always first, it’s is more about taking care of your body, be healthy and motivated. Without sports I am sure I would not be the person that I am today. Sports makes me a lot happier, confident and motivated.
Live you life carefully, you’ve only got one chance! Follow me as I write a few articles here on, hopefully inspiring others to take uop this sport.
I Would love to also welcome you on my own blog and Instagram!