Coach Profile: Harald Fritz
Harald Fritz is one of Austria's most accomplished long distance running and triathlon coaches, currently training the 2x Global World Wings for Life winner. Harald holds a Masters in Sport's Science as well as Sport's Nutrition. He is based in Vienna and speaks German and English.
Description of Harald Fritz
I started coaching (gymnastics) when I was 15 years old. The complexity of the many exercise and the different requirements helped me a lot to develop my teaching skills by methodically building up the necessary skills sets and seeing flaws in movement pattern. Especially in swimming and running this helps me a lot to see and correct wrong moving patterns with the right drills. As someone with a keen interest in Natural Science, I am always hungry for learning new things and getting to the bottom of everything. That is why I completed several degrees to build up my theoretical background. Right now I am also giving back some of this know how as a triathlon lecturer at the Danube University of Krems (Austria). My most valuable asset is my own experience from having done many things myself. From running marathons, ultra marathons up to triathlon at all distances. Because I am not very naturally talented I have had to work very hard for any athletic success, I can really understand all the questions and uncertainties of an Age Grouper. Since I also had a full job as a manager of an IT company and being the father of 3 (and still happily married to the same woman for 26 years) I also understand perfectly the daily problems of most age group athletes, especially regarding time management. Since 2013 I have coaching one of the best long distance runners and two times global winner of the Wings for Life World Run, Lemawork Ketema. From this experience I can draw a lot for all my ambitious Age Groupers and professional athletes. Thanks to my strong like to Ethiopia I am also very happy that I can provide High Altitude Training at the training facilities of Hail Gebrselassie in Ethiopia for our Trisutto.com athletes. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
What have you achieved in your coaching career?
I am coaching one of the best long distance runners (2x Global Winner of the ´Wings for Life World Run) and Elite Level Runner on the marathon distance. Thus being part of the support Team at European and World Championsships for the Austrian Federation.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
I have spent time over the last years with Brett Sutton attending multiple training camps in St. Moritz. Armed with this practical experience I am deeply convinced that Brett Sutton and Trisutto.com methods of coaching lead to success. I wish to represent this coaching philosophy in Austria and am very proud to be part of the Trisutto team.